On 02/23/2010 09:37 AM, John Kalucki wrote:
> Judging my some additional data found yesterday, this drop apparently
> happens most often at around say 14:30 and 16:00 UTC, a time period that we
> also happen to steeply climb into our daily peak traffic. By our monitoring,
> we have not experienced a connection drop so far this morning. But, I have
> no confidence that all streams are dropped during all events, and it's
> possible that our monitoring streams were just lucky -- and any true client
> drops were lost in the organic connection churn noise.
> If you have data to the contrary between say 14:00 UTC and 18:00 UTC today,
> please let us know. Otherwise, we're going to keep watching and waiting for
> this to happen again. Once we have a drop, we have a team of networking
> engineers at the ready to run through a pre-planned sequence of
> investigatory steps. With any luck, we'll identify the issue.
> -John Kalucki
> http://twitter.com/jkalucki
> Infrastructure, Twitter Inc.

My "sample" client is still running. I could write a script to go
through the huge files and look for gaps, since it apparently detected
the gap yesterday. Or I could just ship you the code - I think it's in
one of my open source repos on Github. ;-)
> On Mon, Feb 22, 2010 at 4:30 PM, Sergi <sdepab...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I experienced the problem for the last time today - in fact now
>> yesterday - at 15:55 and after 5 minutes Phirehose reconnected.
>> [22-Feb-2010 15:55:25] Phirehose: Consume rate: 0 status/sec (1
>> total), avg enqueueStatus(): 0.05ms, avg checkFilterPredicates():
>> 0.01ms (3 total) over 60 seconds.
>> [22-Feb-2010 16:01:22] Phirehose: Idle timeout: No statuses received
>> for > 300 seconds.  Reconnecting.
>> Sergi
>> On Feb 22, 7:51 pm, John Kalucki <j...@twitter.com> wrote:
>>> A number of developers have reported abandoned connection issues on the
>>> Streaming API starting, perhaps, about two weeks ago. The symptoms
>> include a
>>> long-established TCP connection to stream.twitter.com going quiet, with
>> the
>>> connection mysteriously held open for perhaps hours afterward. After
>> sorting
>>> through a lot of conflicting data and chasing a few wild geese, I finally
>>> reproduced this problem at Feb 22 15:55 UTC (7:55am PST). I'd imagine
>> that a
>>> number of streams were abandoned at this time. If you had a correlative
>>> experience within a minute or so of 15:55 UTC, please respond to this
>>> message.
>>> We currently suspect an infrequent hardware load balancer issue, perhaps
>>> related to a recent configuration change. The appearance is that the load
>>> balancer is, for whatever reason, dropping valid connections, closing the
>>> connection to the Streaming API servers, but not sending a TCP FIN or TCP
>>> RST to the client. This is bad. We're treating this as a critical
>> production
>>> issue and working through the details with network operations. I'll
>> follow
>>> up as we learn more.
>>> -John Kaluckihttp://twitter.com/jkalucki
>>> Infrastructure, Twitter Inc.

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky

"A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems." ~ Paul Erdős

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