Facebook post-mortems...

Jeff Tantsura jefftant.ietf at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 06:17:42 UTC 2021,, The specific routes covering all 4 nameservers (a-d) were withdrawn from all FB peering at approximately 15:40 UTC.


> On Oct 4, 2021, at 22:45, William Herrin <bill at herrin.us> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 4, 2021 at 6:15 PM Michael Thomas <mike at mtcc.com> wrote:
>> They have a monkey patch subsystem. Lol.
> Yes, actually, they do. They use Chef extensively to configure
> operating systems. Chef is written in Ruby. Ruby has something called
> Monkey Patches. This is where at an arbitrary location in the code you
> re-open an object defined elsewhere and change its methods.
> Chef doesn't always do the right thing. You tell Chef to remove an RPM
> and it does. Even if it has to remove half the operating system to
> satisfy the dependencies. If you want it to do something reasonable,
> say throw an error because you didn't actually tell it to remove half
> the operating system, you have a choice: spin up a fork of chef with a
> couple patches to the chef-rpm interaction or just monkey-patch it in
> one of your chef recipes.
> Regards,
> Bill Herrin
> -- 
> William Herrin
> bill at herrin.us
> https://bill.herrin.us/

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