Like watching a train wreck

The Second Life 1.18.5 Server Deploy Post-Mortem on the Official Linden Blog is surprisingly good reading!

(Little did we know that the insufficient object pools were merely a symptom, not the root cause.)

Bravo to Linden Lab for another piece of transparency, and bravo to Joshua Linden for an entertaining writing style. (Who says technical reports have to be stilted and boring?)