A small number of users may have experienced the "preparing screen of death" intermittently over the last 12 hours, where a test shows a preparing message and even the "abort test" button couldn't get you out of it. This was caused by EC2 capacity issues at Amazon, combined with a bug in our handling of that error. A fix for the bug in our code has been deployed, and if you had a test stuck at the preparing screen, we have aborted it for you - instead of the preparing screen, you should now see a message indicating that your test has been aborted. You can run the test again from there.
Posted almost 6 years ago. Dec 19, 2013 - 13:51 EST