If the script is optimized per Brion recommendations, I think we could
execute it immediately... I don't really know why ops didn't do that, I was
in though that it's cronned to run certain jobs
On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 11:45 AM, Federico Leva (Nemo)
There are several maintenance scripts waiting to be
run on many wikis
since years ago: https://bugzilla.wikimedia.**
The biggest offenders are:
breaks tons of special pages;
makes the article count on those wikis completely broken after the
count method change.
The fact that we could/should find a perfect and permanent solution for
those problems doesn't mean that we shouldn't improve the situation given
that we can.
The fact that we can't run them every month as we once did doesn't mean
that we shouldn't run them say every 5 years (which would be an
improvement) or after big changes (such as the count method).
Even the longest scripts of that sort, when run by pdhanda some months
ago, took only some days for all wikis and didn't do any damage.
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