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This is the status page for Fark's behind-the-scenes geekery. If there's a major outage or problem, we'll try to post something here about it (unless we're too up to our eyeballs in trying to actually fix it)... so check here if Fark's hosed for an extended length of time. Normally this page will be blank. :-) For more minor issues, see Mike's blog, or much more likely, Mike's twitter, Drew's twitter, Fark twitter or all Fark staff/mod/admin twitters together.

Our normal hosting provider (since July 2019) is DigitalOcean. They have their own status page. This outage page is hosted at Amazon AWS in case of DigitalOcean problems.

Tue May 17 13:42:58 EDT 2022: A weird sporadic performance problem for the last 12-18 hours related to an OS update has hopefully been fixed now. Headline search failures were one of the symptoms of this.

Thu Feb 24 11:00:00 EST 2022: We backed out Monday's database software upgrade, as it was directly related to all the stability problems this week. Turns out it had memory leak problems that did not turn up in our dev testing, but did turn up in prod. The leak was big enough to run systems out of swap in under a day... systems that previously never swapped at all. (Them graphs ain't s'posed to be sawtooth-shaped, y'all!) So, yeah, ow.

Thu Feb 24 05:27:08 EST 2022: Comment pages should be fixed now. This was a problem with some code we put in a few months ago to improve performance for logged-in users (which is why comments would still load when logged out) and it went a bit haywire tonight.

Thu Feb 24 05:06:24 EST 2022: We're aware of issues with comment pages. Looking into it now

Tue Feb 22 13:59:08 EST 2022: Brief outage caused by trying to change a variable at runtime without restarting a service that really should have been restarted.

Mon Feb 21 16:19:57 EST 2022: You might see some very brief databases errors (that go away immediately on a page refresh) as we upgrade to a major new release of our database software.

No known issues at the moment

Live basic (very basic) health check:

Mike the Server Monkey having a bad day
It's probably time I updated this picture from June 2008.
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