On 14 Feb between 10:32:51PM and 11:05:51PM we had an outage on
reps.mozilla.org portal. The issue was triggered because of the way we handle RSS feeds for the mozilla portal. Posts from
planet.mozillareps.org are aggregated to
reps.mozilla.org homepage. In the past this was being done in the frontend but after PR 1304 we switched to
feedparser and started parsing RSS feeds in the backend. The outage was caused by
planet.mozillareps.org server being down.
planet.mozillareps.org server got back up after 30 mins so webops considered this issue resolved
reps.mozilla.org homepage code to gracefully cache/timeout reps planet feed parsing.