[OSM-dev] sporadic wiki access problems?

Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason avarab at gmail.com
Sat May 1 18:40:02 BST 2010


On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 15:45, Grant Slater <openstreetmap at firefishy.com> wrote:
> On 1 May 2010 16:32, Michael Kugelmann <MichaelK_OSM at gmx.de> wrote:
>> Also yesterday there was some kind of "hang" short after lunch.
>> And I would exclude network problems at my side because the observations
>> had been made on totally different networks/providers on my side.
>>
>> Is there something known at the server side? Can it be fixed?
>>
>
> Yes, there was a problem but should hopefully now be fixed.
> Unfortunately yesterday I was slow to respond. (day job and all)

I'm still up for helping to admin it. And I'm doing more MediaWiki
hacking these days too:)

> 1) Mediawiki Page hit counter is enabled. Seems under high load the
> hitcounter table has been deadlocking, causing the wiki to slowly
> ground to a halt. I've increased the '$wgHitcounterUpdateFreq' and am
> considering disabling the page hit counter completely.

Yeah, you should do that. It's disabled on Wikipedia for exactly this
reason, and it's meaningless in any case if you wrap MediaWiki in
Squid.




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