Effective immediately, Toolforge's webservices (re-)started by the webservice
command will no longer produce a $HOME/access.log file by default.
This feature can easily be re-enabled if required for your tool. To do so, please
follow the instructions posted at https://w.wiki/9go
Since not everyone requires the access.log feature, we have decided that it
makes more sense to have it disabled by default. We believe that this change
will improve the overall Toolforge experience. Not only we can free up
disk spaces but also the CPU cycle taken up by the web servers to produce the
If you see odd behaviour when starting or restarting a webservice that looks
like it could be related to this change please let myself or one of the
Toolforge admins know by either filing a Phabricator bug report or for faster
response joining the #wikimedia-cloud IRC channel on Freenode and sending a
"!help ...." message to the channel explaining your issue.
Hieu Pham - on behalf of the Toolforge admin team