The wording wasn't accurate and has since been changed. They're going to be poking around with network and monitoring traffic, and there's always a very small chance that something will go wrong, a link will drop, and it'll take a few seconds for the network topology to re-converge. Usually we hardly take note of, or can even detect, a partition, due to the low convergency latency. However, when we're running the backlinks so hot, anything could happen. They're just trying to communicate the somewhat elevated risk of this measurement that is only useful during a peak event and is necessary to add appropriate capacity and balance load.
On Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 6:44 AM, BJ Weschke <bwesc...@btwtech.com> wrote: > A "planned" maintenance from 9-10:30A EDT and during one of the World Cup > games? Wow. I hope it's really important. > > Taylor Singletary wrote: >> >> Hi Developers, >> >> A little late notice, but just wanted to make sure you've all seen what >> was posted on the Twitter status blog a bit earlier: >> >> MAINTENANCE ACTION: >> >> ————————— >> >> We’ll be working with our network provider to perform some tests >> and maintenance. During this time you can expect a high rate of >> errors (whales) >> >> DATE/TIME WINDOW: >> >> ————————— >> >> June 16th @ 6-7:30 AM PDT >> >> AFFECTED RESOURCES: >> >> ——————————— >> >> Twitter.com and* Api.twitter.com <http://Api.twitter.com>* >> >> * >> * >> >> *Might be a bit bumpy this morning, but intentionally so.* >> * >> *Taylor Singletary >> Developer Advocate, Twitter >> http://twitter.com/episod > >