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VisualEditor: Saving fails silently when the database is locked
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Author: kwang

This shows the article and the visual editor save dialog

I added a link to a new page but it wouldn't let me save my edit. Every time I saved it would load but then display the save page dialog again.

I ended up creating the link in the source.

Version: unspecified
Severity: normal
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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to High.Nov 22 2014, 1:47 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz51636.

kwang wrote:

More details: when I edited the source it said that the database was locked. This is likely the issue that was happening, but the error wasn't showing up in the visual editor.

kwang wrote:

error while editing source code.


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Two other users have reported the same thing on en.wikipedia, so the cause was the database being locked.

Could be related to Bug 50472 which is marked as fixed but has apparently not yet been deployed?

Change 75561 had a related patch set uploaded by Esanders:
Show when trying to save in read-only mode

Change 75561 merged by jenkins-bot:
Show error when trying to save in read-only mode

Fixed and will get deployed in a few minutes' time.