Will we have a simple way to connect to the databases?
One of the key
reasons that "enwiki.labsdb" works so well is that from a programming level
we dont have to worry about which server/slice a particular database is on.
Using the <lang><project>_p at <lang><project>.labsdb created a
uniform way to connect without having to keep track of what database moved
to which slice (when that was added mid size wikis were being moved
On Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 3:11 PM Brooke Storm <bstorm(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
On Apr 6, 2021, at 11:49 AM, Huji Lee <huji.huji(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Pardon my potentially dumb question, but how do the shorter DB names get
I have python code that looks like this:
*conn = mysqldb.connect(host="enwiki.labsdb", db="enwiki_p",
How does *enwiki.labsdb* get resolved to, I am assuming,
*enwiki.web.db.svc.wikimedia.cloud* and will this stop working on April
Those names were deprecated years ago and are not maintained (they only
work for a certain fraction of databases). They are just CNAMES exactly
like the others:
enwiki.labsdb. 871 IN CNAME s1.analytics.db.svc.eqiad.wmflabs.
I did mass grepping in Toolforge NFS and didn’t find any uses of them.
So, I’m surprised they are still used anywhere, but recursive greps can
So on those names:
1. Please don’t use them anyway because they will certainly go away at
some point and only work for the oldest wikis.
2. Since they point at the old DNS names for the sections, they go
wherever they go. If we redirect them to the new cluster, they’ll just keep
working like before.
They honestly need to be cleaned up (as part of the overall removal of
“labs” names), but that’s a separate task that needs communication and so
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