[Foundation-l] Scheduled intermittent downtime on all Wikimedia projects on May 24

FT2 ft2.wiki at gmail.com
Wed May 25 13:41:13 UTC 2011

As a non-tech, don't all reads (at least) pass through the squids, so we can
identify and report in a nice way a lot of connection errors at that point?


On Wed, May 25, 2011 at 2:18 PM, Tim Starling <tstarling at wikimedia.org>wrote:

>  There are dozens of places where error messages are generated. It's
> not trivial to replace them all. Some of them are hard-coded in
> compiled binaries, some are on the client side.
> The error message in question comes from DBConnectionError in
> Database.php in the MediaWiki source. It's hard-coded and the source
> would have had to have been patched. Since no database problems were
> anticipated, even if we had tried to implement your plan, we wouldn't
> have thought to patch Database.php, and the result would have been the
> same.

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