User:Redirect fixer produces corrupted output on en.wiki
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Author: happy_melon

Description:
Several times since this maintenance script was implemented, it has been seen to replace redirects with the contents of other pages:

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=PLC%CE%B3&diff=228632689&oldid=110677299

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fielding_positions_chart&diff=next&oldid=43880273


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bzimport created this task.Via LegacyJul 29 2008, 9:24 PM
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ayg wrote:

CC'ing Tim because he wrote it.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitJul 31 2008, 9:49 PM

russblau wrote:

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Industrial_sector&action=history is another example. Note that according to the history, the page should have 45 bytes, but the actual content is an order of magnitude larger than that (and appears to be a copy of a different article).

tstarling added a comment.Via ConduitAug 1 2008, 1:11 AM

Should be fixed as of July 30, 03:00 UTC, which is a couple of minutes after I saw this bug report on the village pump. The bug wasn't in the redirect fixer code, it was due to a server which had become inaccessible by ssh (srv101 or srv104) editing the MediaWiki database with an outdated copy of the database configuration. We saw the same thing with ordinary edits until I removed the servers from apache rotation, but the job queue kept running.

Database still needs cleanup.

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