The code restored in rMW829c4a8503ea: RefreshLinksJob: Restore LinksUpdate::setTriggeringUser() call isn't ideal, but Echo needs it for now.
Quick notes from IRC for now:
[10:54:20] <AaronSchulz> legoktm: that feature should be re-thought, since I'm not sure how to deal with those problems [10:55:36] <legoktm> AaronSchulz: Do you have ideas on where else we can hook in to determine when new links get added and by whom? [10:56:37] <AaronSchulz> using linksupdate hooks is fine for the first part (and does not need triggering user stuff in jobs). The second part is the hard one. [10:57:28] <AaronSchulz> category membership RC stuff just handles it for direct edits to articles and for unconditional cat links for templates [10:57:44] <AaronSchulz> for the later it just says "template X (and Y including pages) added to cat Z" [10:58:12] <AaronSchulz> doesn't enumerate each transcluding page with the author