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Systems Papers - Metastable Failures in the Wild





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Metastable Failures in the Wild
Hello new and old subscribers!
This week’s paper is Metastable Failures in the Wild.
@AlekseyCharapko (one of the authors) wrote: “Metastable failures feed and strengthen their own failed condition. The main characteristic…is a positive feedback loop that keeps the system in a degraded/failed state”.
Metastable failures in distributed systems often lead to severe and prolonged outages - the paper compiles data on this point from public cloud provider outages, businesses, and OSS projects!
Until next time,
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Micah Lerner
Micah Lerner @micahlerner

I write about papers from the worlds of distributed systems, operating systems, and computer security (among other technical topics!)

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