When hitting the failure conditional, all I get is something like:
[2012-03-12 15:35:31] ERROR: ** [Airbrake] Failure: Net::HTTPBadGateway
[2012-03-12 15:35:31] INFO: ** [Airbrake] Environment Info: [Ruby: 1.9.3] [Rails: 3.1.4] [Env: staging]
[2012-03-12 15:35:31] INFO: ** [Airbrake] Response from Airbrake:
This should probably include the exception or notice that originally was supposed to be sent to airbrake so that we can debug causes of failure even when airbrake is down/unresponsive
Even if you're improving your availability, there still may be cases when Airbrake isn't available. I'm currently hitting a timeout at this same point. No idea what's causing it. For these other cases it'd be much better to log the error rather than hiding it.
fix on its way!
print the failed notice details