Ping service failure spoils beautiful weekend weather

A gradual loss of function during Saturday evening turned into a complete failure of service on our Ping server at 5 am this morning. Indexing came to a grinding halt, immediately starting to build a huge backlog of pings. Our engineers worked through the problem and reconfigured the malfunctioning MySQL to not use as much memory on the server.

All in all, the backlog was not processed until some time after lunch. If you are missing any post in our index, please re-ping and get back to us if it still doesnt appear.

Big sorry to all bloggers who were the victims of the failure. We screwed up. Big thanks to Bjorn, Oskar and Niclas who made the fixer-upper thingies, shunning the warmth of the Swedish Sunday sun to solve tedious database troubles. You rock!

3 thoughts on “Ping service failure spoils beautiful weekend weather

  1. Brian Bentzen May 11, 2008 / 9:46 pm

    I wondered why it didn´t work 🙂
    Thanks for the update.

  2. gg July 31, 2008 / 8:50 pm


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