CenturyLink Outage Led To a 3.5% Drop in Global Web Traffic


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31 August 2020

LXD 4.5 released


The LXD team has announced the release of LXD 4.5. LXD is a container and VM manager focused on running full Linux distributions. Highlights include virtual networks through OVN, bpf system call interception, a new way to allocate PTS devices, improved…

31 August 2020

Deep Dive into PHP 8's JIT

Hacker News

PHP has a Just In Time compiler (JIT) since its most recent major version, PHP 8. Here's a demo of JIT's impact on PHP. The video was recorded by Zeev, a core developer of the php engine, to demonstrate the performance difference between php 7.0 and JIT…

30 August 2020

Cloudflare’s 27 Minutes Outage Explained

InfoQ - DevOps

Cloudflare recently suffered a partial outage, which lasted for 27 minutes. This outage caused 50% of traffic drop across the network. By Aditya Kulkarni

29 August 2020

ProxySQL Overhead — Explained and Measured

Percona Database Performance Blog

ProxySQL brings a lot of value to your MySQL infrastructures such as Caching or Connection Multiplexing but it does not come free — your database needs to go through additional processing traffic which adds some overhead. In this blog post, we’re going to…

28 August 2020

Enabling better curl bindings

Planet Mozilla

I think it is fair to say that libcurl is a library that is very widely spread, widely used and powers a sizable share of Internet transfers. It’s age, it’s availability, it’s stability and its API contribute to it having gotten to this position. libcurl…

28 August 2020

Zoom is now critical infrastructure – that’s a concern

Hacker News

It’s a cybersecurity vulnerability that would have been unimaginable as recently as last year: A single California-based company, Zoom, is now the foundation for education access from elementary school up through graduate school. It has also become a…

28 August 2020

Set the default branch for newly-created repositories

Hacker News

You can now set the default branch name for newly-created repositories under your username. This setting does not impact any of your existing repositories. Existing repositories will continue to have the same default branch they have now. Organization and…

27 August 2020