[Foundation-l] Scheduled intermittent downtime on all Wikimedia projects on May 24

Domas Mituzas midom.lists at gmail.com
Wed May 25 14:50:19 UTC 2011


> Domas, why so defensive?

I'm contrarian in this case :) 

> unfeasible because of the work involved, but you can probably say that
> without all the combative snark.

Well, as with every downtime, there are way more issues* that end up uncovered and have to be looked at, and yet largest email threads are about nicer error messages :-)
This will be my constructive contribution to the thread:


W     W      W        
W        W  W     W    
              '.  W      
  .-""-._     \ \.--|  
 /       "-..__) .-'   
|     _         /      
\'-.__,   .__.,'       


* buggy forcedeth behavior, european DNS server was hanging before maintenance started, loadbalancer likes to throw errors on first slave failure and doesn't go to others, no auto-fallback to read-only mode, too long connect timeouts, etc

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