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🔗 Distributed Systems Horror Stories: Kubernetes Deep Health Checks

Distributed systems are often described as a double-edged sword. There is plenty of excellent content out there written on both why they suck and also why they are great. This is not one of those posts. I would say generally I am an advocate and believer in distributed systems where they make sense, but the goal of this blog post (and the two others that will follow) is to share some stories with you about where I have got something wrong within a distributed system that has led to a far reaching impact.

In this first post, I will share a mistake that I have seen made in multiple companies now that can lead to cascading failure. I call it the Kubernetes deep health check.

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