Let’s do the TIMEWARP….again

Now, I’d be the first to admit that I don’t fully understand the workings of SL…to be honest I don’t really have a clue! The current bout of troubles in SL, ranging from slow texture-rezzing through odd forms of sim-lag, to full-on TIMEWARP are taxing everyone, including Linden Lab, who really thought they had it taped.

I thought we’d be largely immune from TIMEWARP, having had one server die on us due to it some weeks ago, but a couple of times recently we’ve had spells of appalling lag, with sim pings rising to several seconds (yes, SECONDS). We were moved again, and so far (touching a lot of wood) we have escaped its predations.

The skeleton of SL, its Operating System has just undergone a major upgrade, as Oskar Linden reported recently, and that was a major undertaking for the Lab, but sadly it does not seem to have eradicated TIMEWARP (assuming it was hoped that it would – perhaps I misunderstood), and reports of crashing sims that stay offline for long periods continue to be seen.

I’ve been critical of Linden Lab before now (really??), but this issue must have them pulling their hair out, ‘cos it’s certainly responsible for a rash of baldness in residents. I can only hope that a solution to this issue can be found, and soon.

~ by Ayesha Askham-Ezvalt on October 31, 2011.

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