[Mediawiki-l] Smart caching
brion at pobox.com
Wed Jul 7 20:54:05 UTC 2004
Mark Bergsma wrote:
> Brion Vibber wrote:
>> MediaWiki includes a limited to-disk page caching option; only
>> non-logged-in hits are stored, and only for pages that aren't
>> redirects, special pages, etc.
> I just tried to use this, and it seems the file cache is totally broken
> in current mediawiki 1.3.0beta4. It looks like the code is not
> maintained, probably because it is not used by wikipedia.
> Basically, the file cache is never used, except when oldid is defined,
> i.e. when viewing a diff.
That doesn't make sense; those are circumstances where the file cache
would *never* be used. Can you confirm?
> Also, the file cache is not useable when you have either the IP shown in
> the page header (for anonymous users), or when it is a logged in user.
> Either of this is the case on wikipedia, so it's not useable there.
The file cache is meant for read-only viewers, not editors, so this is
known and intentional behavior.
Try also setting:
$wgShowIPinHeader = false;
-- brion vibber (brion @ pobox.com)
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