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Old 1 Jul 2012, 01:37 AM   #1
brong
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Crashing servers

We were hit by the leap second bugs in the Linux Kernel. I've written up my experience on our technical blog.

http://blog.fastmail.fm/2012/07/03/a...aping-seconds/

Original post here below:

We're having a really bad day of crashing spam scanning servers. Mostly users won't see any issues, apart from slight delays (5-10 minutes) on incoming emails when one of the servers crashes.

Interestingly, it seems to not just be us - other departments in Opera are having failures too. At first we suspected the specific hardware, but we've had crashes on other equipment too. It might be a rough day.

On the plus side, our robust failover systems are working fine The process for dealing with a failed server is now so easy I can do it from my phone in ~30sec.

Last edited by brong : 4 Jul 2012 at 07:04 AM. Reason: Add blog entry
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