Update 2008-07-16 05:40am : We have reverted the ~1000 hosts on 1.23.1 to 1.22.4.
Update 2008-07-15 05:28pm : An issue with names showing up as “(???) (???)” in estate ban lists is showing up on the regions which have been updated to 1.23.1. We tentatively plan to revert those regions back to 1.22 by tomorrow morning, and will probably slip the 1.23 roll-out by another day. We will also be analyzing server crash data from this pilot roll to look for other issues not previously identified, before making a firm decision. — Joshua Linden
Update 2008-07-15 02:22pm : The pilot roll to 1174 regions is complete. However, because of an error Prospero made when starting the roll, there are about 300 regions that will remain down for another 10-20 minutes. For this, he apologizes.
We have identified and fixed the memory leak that was in server version 1.23.0. As such, we will be rolling out server version 1.23.1 to Second Life this week. This includes all of the fixes from 1.23.0– see 1.23.0 blog post for a full list of changes– as well as a fix of the object text newline bug (SVC-2633), and the memory leak.
The server will be rolled out according to the schedule
- Tuesday, sometime during the day : a pilot roll to 1000 regions. We are going to do a larger-than-usual pilot roll to have a large enough sample to verify that there are no other memory leaks beyond the one we’ve discovered and fixed.
- Wednesday morning, 5AM-10AM : we will deploy server version 1.23.1 to half of Second Life.
- Thursday morning, 5AM-10AM : we will deploy server version 1.23.1 to the rest of Second Life.
As usual with rolling restarts, this is a change on the server side; there will be no required client udpates associated with this rolling restart. Regions will receive warnings starting five minutes before they are restarted. There is no way to delay the restart of a given region. Regions should restart within 10 minutes of going down. If your region stays down for more than 20 or 30 minuets, please contact support.