Out of memory error when deleting system message
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Description

I cant deleted [[commons:MediaWiki:Watch/cs]] or [[commons:MediaWiki:Unwatch/cs]] (they duplicates the default text) or any other 'watch' or 'unwatch' message.

I receive the error "Our servers are currently experiencing a technical problem. This is probably temporary and should be fixed soon. Please try again in a few minutes."

with

"PHP fatal error in /usr/local/apache/common-local/php-1.17/extensions/CentralAuth/CentralAuth.i18n.php line 19527: Allowed memory size of 125829120 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 7864320 bytes)"

or

"PHP fatal error in /usr/local/apache/common-local/php-1.17/extensions/WikiEditor/WikiEditor.i18n.php line 17948: Allowed memory size of 125829120 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 7864320 bytes) "

etc

I've deleted 374 other messages on Commons in the last few hours, so the problem seems to be specific to 'watch' and 'unwatch'.


Version: unspecified
Severity: normal

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jayvdb created this task.Via LegacyMay 9 2011, 2:36 AM
MarkAHershberger added a comment.Via ConduitMay 10 2011, 1:47 AM

Commons customizes a lot of their messages and tends to be an
outlier. Please update this bug if you see a similar problem on more
than just these two messages and we'll raise the priority.

siebrand added a comment.Via ConduitSep 3 2011, 4:39 PM

Slightly updated the description and added the i18n keyword.

Issue confirmed in browser. Was also unable to delete using API with pywikipediabot.

We have a lot of system messages on translatewiki.net (1M+) and I haven't ever seen this (reported), although it could be because of the higher memory limit we have there.

Just to test, I tried to change the content of the page. That also gave me an OoM, but the edit got through. Raising priority because of this to normal/normal, because it smells fishy.

Nikerabbit added a comment.Via ConduitSep 9 2011, 12:20 PM

I've seen this (or something that looks similar) on my test wiki often. My theory is that it happens when localisation cache is rebuilding the caches. However editing messages in a wiki should not trigger this.

siebrand added a comment.Via ConduitJun 13 2012, 6:21 PM

I just deleted the messages mentioned in comment 1 without any problems. Unknown when and where this may have been resolved.

Closing as resolved. Feel free to reopen with details if this would resurface.

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