System Status


Database and mono updates

All region servers are now running on mono 5.8.0.108. This is a rather siginficant update over the previous 4. 8. 1.0 version that was deployed. 

In addtion the database server has been updated to PostgreSQL version 9.6.7

Additional Meltdown and Spectre updates

Additional updates to mitigate the Meltdown and Spectre issues caused by flawed design of the branch prediction unit of Intel processors (the last 20 years) have been deployed to all grid and database servers. 

Meltdown and Spectre updates

Code to mitigate the Meltdown and Spectre security issues in Intel processors have been applied to all grid servers.  

Additional fixes will be applied as they become available, but the issue will not be removed till Intel have made new processors without the problem. ETA for such processors are at least 18 months before they are available to hardware makers. 

Security updates applied to grid servers

All grid servers have been upgraded with the latest security updates from Apple. 

The grid was down for about 2 hours during the update due to one server being particularly pesky. 

Raycast support

The Bulletsim physics engine used on the grid has been upgraded with support for Raycast. After some stability testing the support has been deployed to all regions. 

Database server upgraded

The grid database server has been updated with PostgreSQL 9.6.5 which is mainly a security update. For the changes, check the release notes

In addition smaller improvements have been applied to the simulators.

Database server upgraded

The grid database server has been updated with PostgreSQL 9.6.4 which is mainly a security update. For the changes, check the release notes

In addition smaller improvements have been applied to the simulators.

Grid servers updated

All grid and database servers have been updated to run macOS 10.12.6 containing a number of security and bug fixes. The grid was down for about 4 hours as a hardware issue on the database server had to be fixed before resuming operation.

Grid servers updated

All grid servers have been updated to macOS 10.12.5 which had a number of security issues plugged. 

In addition updated version of OpenSim dev 0.9.1 has been been deployed with improved database communication that gives sim loading and terrain fetches a healthy performance boost. 

Land parcels now will show the traffic on the parcel (which is calculated from the number of avatars visiting and the time spent on the parcel.)

Database server upgraded

The PostgreSQL database server has been upgraded to version 9.6.3. There are a number of performance improvements, security and bug fixes in this version. For details check the Release Announcement.


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