Systems Papers - Metastable Failures in the Wild
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,