[Wikimedia-l] Only IP editing allowed on Wikipedia

Erik Moeller erik at wikimedia.org
Mon Apr 30 20:01:44 UTC 2012

On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 12:33 AM, WereSpielChequers
<werespielchequers at gmail.com> wrote:
> Having been logged off about ten times

Our memcached cluster (which handles session information) has been
experiencing stability issues in the last few weeks. Over the weekend,
we rebooted all memcached boxes to deal with a particular kernel
issue. Unfortunately there's no graceful failover, which caused
session issues to be temporarily exacerbated.

As far as we know the cluster should be stable at this point in time.
However, you may need to log out and log back in in order to fix the
issue for your account.

We're planning to add database backing to session handling and improve
the MediaWiki integration, to improve stability in the long term.

If you're still experiencing session issues after logging out and
logging back in, the best place to report them is this bug in

Erik Möller
VP of Engineering and Product Development, Wikimedia Foundation

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