Review/Enable GlobalUsage extension to supplement/replace CheckUsage toolserver tool
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Description

Having good native support would help with various issues such as cleaning up image redirects (see fight on bug 15842 about this :)


Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement
URL: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:GlobalUsage

bzimport set Reference to bz18059.
brion created this task.Via LegacyMar 19 2009, 7:23 PM
Chad added a comment.Via ConduitMar 19 2009, 7:28 PM

Support for foreign APIs would be hot.

brion added a comment.Via ConduitMar 19 2009, 8:33 PM

Tougher, though. We'd need to implement some sort of 'subscription' API that foreign sites could use to request updates -- that's a totally separate issue and should be broken out to its own bug.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitMar 19 2009, 11:24 PM

Bryan.TongMinh wrote:

From what I recall there is a certain brokenness in the population script. Don't remember exactly, but I don't think it will work out of box.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitMar 20 2009, 6:48 PM

mike.lifeguard+bugs wrote:

Not ready for shell, AFAICT.

Ilmari_Karonen added a comment.Via ConduitSep 9 2009, 7:55 PM

The recent toolserver outages have really underscored how overdependent on the toolserver Commons has become: with the toolserver down, Commons admins are all but reduced to twiddling their thumbs. This extension would help a lot.

Bryan: What's the current status of this extension? Is it ready to deploy, and if not, what's missing?

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitSep 9 2009, 8:05 PM

Bryan.TongMinh wrote:

Requires:

  • Testing whether actually still works on the current trunk
  • Code review
  • Architecture review. I haven't looked in it recently, but I think there are some things that I would have done differently now.
  • UI design

I will see if I can poke around a bit soon.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitSep 12 2009, 12:33 PM

Bryan.TongMinh wrote:

I think it is ready for review.

MZMcBride added a comment.Via ConduitNov 9 2009, 7:55 AM

This has been enabled on WMF wikis. Still has some unresolved issues, though.

MZMcBride added a comment.Via ConduitNov 10 2009, 1:57 AM

GlobalUsage has been disabled due to "major scaling issues."[1]

[1] http://wikitech.wikimedia.org/index.php?title=Server_admin_log&diff=23608&oldid=23607&diffonly=1

Ilmari_Karonen added a comment.Via ConduitApr 16 2010, 8:38 PM

GlobalUsage seems to be running more or less stably now. I think this bug can be closed, right?

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