The API cluster is going through some load issues and SRE is trying to shed unnecessary traffic.
As it turns out, while we've enabled Parsoid/PHP everywhere, we still have ongoing traffic mirroring to Parsoid/JS for the reparse requests for two reasons. (a) in the offchance we had to fall back to Parsoid/JS (b) linting updates are still happening via Parsoid/JS.
At this time, (a) is highly unlikely to transpire. Parsoid/PHP looks stable and there have been no reports of any serious bugs. So, that leaves us with the linter. While Parsoid/PHP has code to turn on those linter updates, given this week's mediawiki train instability and incident, the consensus is that we don't turn on any new things unless absolutely necessary.
Given that wikitext linting is not a heavily used feature and disabling it temporarily isn't going to be disruptive, we are taking the decision to temporarily turn off updates. What does this mean? All the existing lints are accessible and you can query the API, etc. But when pages are edited (that introduce new lints or to fix existing lints), those changes will not be reflected in the linter database while we have this disabled.