Facebook Gives Details Of Outage

For those Facebook users who wondered WTF happened to cause the popular social networking site to go down, the details have been posted:

The key flaw that caused this outage to be so severe was an unfortunate handling of an error condition. An automated system for verifying configuration values ended up causing much more damage than it fixed.

At least there’s an upside to this. You can bet that productivity was high during the outage, and bored Facebook users likely did the mattress mambo which will no doubt will lead to a Facebook baby boom. Check back on June 25, 2011 to see if the latter pans out.

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