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Google Sync Clobbers Chrome Browsers 102

Posted by timothy
from the browser-is-the-network-is-the-computer dept.
If you use Chrome along with Google's Sync, you may have noticed something strange Monday: normally stable Chrome crashing. An article at Wired (excerpt below) explains why: "Late Monday, Google engineer Tim Steele confirmed what developers had been suspecting. The crashes were affecting Chrome users who were using another Google web service known as Sync, and that Sync and other Google services — presumably Gmail too — were clobbered Monday when Google misconfigured its load-balancing servers. ... Steele wrote in a developer discussion forum, a problem with Google's Sync servers kicked off an error on the browser, which made Chrome abruptly shut down on the desktop. 'It's due to a backend service that sync servers depend on becoming overwhelmed, and sync servers responding to that by telling all clients to throttle all data types,' Steele said. That 'throttling' messed up things in the browser, causing it to crash."
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Google Sync Clobbers Chrome Browsers

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  • by smitty_one_each (243267) * on Tuesday December 11, 2012 @01:02PM (#42251659) Homepage Journal
    Sync was sunk
    By a bristly punk.
    Having less facial drag,
    He'd've more clearly thunk.
    Burma Shave
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 11, 2012 @01:31PM (#42251969)

    Here I thought it was crashing because I installed a plugin to make it more like Firefox.

  • by Sasayaki (1096761) on Tuesday December 11, 2012 @02:24PM (#42252559)
    //try
    //{
    tabs.sync();
    //}
    //catch
    //{
    //printf("Oops, cloud sync failed. Terribly sorry, Captain. We'll fail gracefully and just make do without.");
    //}
    // James, I fucking told you not to use try-catch statements, they're too slow. The code works and a cloud failure is basically impossible (five nines, baby) so just chill, will you?
    // P.S. /* comment */ is for chumps.
  • by maxwell demon (590494) on Tuesday December 11, 2012 @03:21PM (#42253145) Journal

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    I'm not sure what this is intended to tell me, though.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 11, 2012 @03:28PM (#42253205)

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    so just let me introduce myself

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  • by Frosty Piss (770223) * on Tuesday December 11, 2012 @05:08PM (#42254093)

    I am... Humbled...

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