Unicorns Die With Bullets Made Of Glitter

A session at Rubyfuza 2013

Thursday 7th February, 2013

4:00pm to 4:30pm (SAST)

This talk is about more than Unicorns. This is a scary talk about scary Ruby internals. Disregard the Unicorns, actually. There's a lot going on under the hood in MRI, YARV and Rubinius. The C and C++ layer that interacts with the OS is a tangly mess full of tricky bugs and arcane issues; the kind of issues that don't raise exceptions, but kill whole processes and make them bleed rainbows. Every time one of these "glitter bullets" kills a Ruby process, I shed a small tear: This is a talk about how we discover, tackle and fix these kind of issues at GitHub, to ensure our servers are always up and serving requests.

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Vicent Martí

Reports of cool hackers have been greatly exaggerated. I work at GitHub. bio from Twitter

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Time 4:00pm4:30pm SAST

Date Thu 7th February 2013

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