[WikiEN-l] Re: Database locking

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Mon Feb 6 14:08:59 UTC 2006

Phil Boswell wrote:

>IIRC this also happened when SnowSpinner "deprecated" {{if}} by replacing
>the functional (but horrible, don't get the idea I fail to agree with that
>:-) code with a notice saying that this template had been deprecated and
>should be replaced.
>I recall reports that it took about 15 minutes to recover, but I can't
>remember whether this was for the DB lock, or for all uses to be replaced. I
>do know it was surprisingly fast, even for those of us who had been
>expressing scepticism that any one template could hold the DB to ransom :-)

It should be noted that he did check in #wikimedia-tech first to make
sure the devs wouldn't hunt him down and kill him!

- d.

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