Tim Starling wrote:
I can only assume by this post that you're
completely out of the loop
on FlaggedRevs and have received no support from Wikimedia tech staff.
Naturally, I would appreciate any assistance at getting more in the
loop. I've certainly tried, but you (or anybody) should feel free to
send me suggestions off list. However, Erik and Aaron have been very
helpful, so any fault here would surely be mine.
There's no need for performance testing since
we've been running it on
our second-biggest wiki for 18 months and the hardware requirements
there can be extrapolated to the English Wikipedia.
That's a reasonable notion. However, given that the labs site was
basically broken for a week for no reason that's apparent yet, an
alternative notion is that there is something about the labs code or the
labs config that blows up, possibly due to use.
If you have an easier way of proving that the new code and config works
just as well as the old code and German config do, I'm all ears.
Automated smoke and tests were just the best solution that I came up
with on my own.
Domas tells me that that extrapolation leads to some
concern that we
might approach our hardware limits on the s1 cluster. The sums need to
be done and the hardware ordered, if necessary.
I think we need to discuss this off list, preferably in real time with
Aaron and Domas.
I would love that. I'll contact you off list about arranging that.