[Mediawiki-l] Purging 'Mediawiki messages' from memcached

Carlos Jorge Andrade carlos.andrade at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 14:45:52 UTC 2007

On Aug 3, 2007, at 9:56 AM, Brion Vibber wrote:

> Carlos Jorge Andrade wrote:
>> Accidentaly it seems that the mediawiki messages (seen in
>> Special:Allmessages) from a development server ended up on the live
>> memcached servers. Now the live servers are displaying messages from
>> the development database (memcached content).
>> I can confirme this because if I turn off the memcached option in
>> LocalSettings all comes back to normal... the correct messages are
>> displayed.
>> Using ?action=purge on the Special:Allmessages won't do nothing as
>> also setting $wgCacheEpoch to a future date.
>> Is there a way to purge this content from the memchached servers, or
>> ultimately all pages ? How can I reset this ?
> Easy way to clear memcached is to kill and restart it. :)

Don't have perms to do it. :-)

> If you know the key to use, you can also connect directly to it via
> telnet or through maintenance/mcc.php and issue the command to delete
> like so:
> DELETE wikidb:messages
> The first bit there should be your wiki's database name generally.

Fixed... didn't know about maintenance/mcc.php.

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