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Good morning Sebastien,

I just discovered a nasty bug within the generation of the wiki cache file wikis.php leading to a race condition and lots of PHP warnings logged.

In [line 395 of src/MediaWikiFarm.php](;c615f63030673e7b2457693dbe88d1f5de8aa572$395) is the following code:

if( !array_key_exists( $host, $hosts ) || !preg_match( $hosts[$host], $path . '/' ) ) {
    $path = preg_quote( $path, '/' );
    $path = ( array_key_exists( $host, $hosts ) ? substr( $hosts[$host], 2, -4 ) . '|' : '' ) . $path;
    $hosts[$host] = '/^(' . $path . ')\//';
    MediaWikiFarmUtils::cacheFile( $hosts, 'wikis.php', $this->cacheDir );

This tries to match pathes to a given regex cached in this file:

return array (
  '' => '/^(\\/test)\\//',

Actually, this only works for one wiki. If a second (or more) wikis are added, the following happens:

return array (
  '' => '/^((\\/test|\\/test2)\\//',

This is no regular expression anymore and thus any further checks fail, which leads to a race condition, resulting in

return array (
  '' => '/^((((\\/test|\\/test2|\\/test|\\/test2|\\/test|\\/test2)\\//',

This is continued and lets the string grow until the regex is to big for PHP and the preg_match fails due to complexity.

It is easy to fix:

// use index 3 instead of 2 for substr() to exclude "(", too...
$path = ( array_key_exists( $host, $hosts ) ? substr( $hosts[$host], 3, -4 ) . '|' : '' ) . $path;

Should I commit a patch or do you want to fix it yourself (maybe faster than me setting up Gerrit...)?

Thanks in advance!

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Seb35 added a comment.Jan 19 2018, 9:05 PM

I remarked this bug also, thanks for opening the task. If you have a patch for it, you can submit it on Gerrit, I will review it. Else I will take some time in one or two weeks.

Setting up Gerrit requires a bit of time initially, but it becomes quite quick after. The tutorial is there. In a very condensed form if you know already well Git: 1/ you have to create an account on, 2/ log in on Gerrit and set up your SSH key, 3/ install Gerrit (git-review) on your computer, 4/ git clone the repository and execute "git review -s" to intialize Gerrit inside, 5/ "git commit" your changes and "git review -R" to push them on Gerrit, 6/ "git commit --amend" + "git review -R" to push a latter version of the same patch.

Change 409447 had a related patch set uploaded (by Seb35; owner: Seb35):
[mediawiki/extensions/MediaWikiFarm@master] Bug in path-based farms

Change 409447 merged by jenkins-bot:
[mediawiki/extensions/MediaWikiFarm@master] Bug in path-based farms

Seb35 closed this task as Resolved.Feb 9 2018, 9:21 PM
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