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Specific user subpage on dewiki shows a PHP fatal error timeout
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The site at https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benutzer:Holger1959/HE-1 times out with the message:

PHP fatal error:
entire web request took longer than 60 seconds and timed out

If the site is loading please purge the cache (For @ToBeFree it worked until he purged): https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benutzer:Holger1959/HE-1?action=purge

ToBeFree and me make the size of the data responsible for the error.

A possible solution as workarround is to clear the page by a system administrator.

Please call me the tag which sould be added next time if a technical problem appears.

Event Timeline

Der_Keks created this task.Oct 1 2018, 3:05 PM
Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptOct 1 2018, 3:05 PM
Der_Keks triaged this task as Low priority.Oct 1 2018, 3:14 PM
Aklapper renamed this task from PHP timeout on dewiki (just one Subpage) to Specific user subpage on dewiki shows a PHP fatal error timeout.Oct 1 2018, 3:15 PM

I believe that this page is placing an undue burden on the servers, violating the TOS. A friendly but effective solution would be a system administrator asking the user to fix this problem by contacting them via talk page or e-mail.

How can the user solve that if he cannot reach the page?

For the records, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benutzer:Holger1959/HE-1?action=raw allows seeing the full page content as a plain text file.

Oh nice a new command :) yeah it's a large page, I got 1.655 MBytes

The page history shows that the page is being bot-generated; the best solution here would probably just be to have the bot author rewrite the bot to split the page into more moderately-sized subpages.

ToBeFree added a subscriber: Magnus.Oct 1 2018, 4:57 PM

Oh, interesting, this is @Magnus' bot? Ping :)

Left a comment on his discussion page.

Magnus added a comment.Oct 2 2018, 8:43 AM

I can further limit the item number the bot accepts (though I have other people asking me to _increase_ it...).

Other possible solutions:

  • Change the query sparql=SELECT ?item WHERE { ?item wdt:P131 wd:Q1199 } to include LIMIT 1000 or the like
  • Change MediaWiki to not accept texts it can't display...
Dalba added a subscriber: Dalba.Oct 25 2018, 8:56 AM
Lydia_Pintscher moved this task from incoming to monitoring on the Wikidata board.