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System hangs when installed without extensions on 1.22RC2
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Author: sure4us

Note: I successfully installed 1.21 and 1.23wmf5 without trouble. Previous 1.22wmf installs had no trouble.

With 1.22rc2

  1. The system hangs for about 10 minutes

This is after I install without extensions. I choose the option "I'm bored, just install the wiki", upload my localsettings and click to 'enter my wiki'. Then it hangs.

On a completely different server I get: "Gateway Time-out The gateway did not receive a timely response from the upstream server or application." This message comes after after navigating to the main index, login page, and hangs when I try to login.

Trying to navigate to other directories (with different mediawiki installs) while the system is hanging shows the server as a whole is slow and bogged down.

Binary install/PHP 5.3.24
(Sorry I'm not more technically minded, if you need better details please ask)

Version: 1.22.0
Severity: normal
Whiteboard: aklapper-moreinfo



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 22 2014, 2:25 AM
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I don't expect any bug in the code yet but a potential configuration issue. Has this been brought up on already? Have you seen ?

What does "hanging" mean exactly?
When the server is slow, which processes take time?

sure4us wrote:

I've brought it up at the Support Desk with no answers yet:

Others have noticed it as well from the comments I'm getting.

My process tree says the 'runJobs.php' is just not stopping. See the above link for details. I've installed it 1.22 and the 1.23alpha's all the way up to wmf9 and still the same response. It hangs after 2 or three page clicks.

Lists like:
1014 runJobs.php --maxjobs 1 280360 kB 43316 kB 786 secs Kill Process
3220 runJobs.php --maxjobs 1 258148 kB 19732 kB 726 secs Kill Process
8645 runJobs.php --maxjobs 1 283576 kB 38100 kB 5221 secs Kill Process
8649 runJobs.php --maxjobs 1 259172 kB 17420 kB 5221 secs

and then a day later they are still there...
8645 runJobs.php --maxjobs 1 283576 kB 16316 kB 29670 secs

It makes the recent mediawiki versions completely unusable on two different servers I have. One shared, one VPS.
No php errors in the log that I can see.

In ccabd0efb05e, MediaWiki was changed to start runJobs.php in the
background at the end of the request (instead of running jobs in
the same process), though I'm not sure why such processes would not
terminate even after several hours...

MarkJurgens: Is this still a problem in 1.22.x? In case you managed to fix this, do you know the reason?

MarkJurgens: Is this still a problem in 1.22.x? In case you managed to fix this, do you know the reason?

Unfortunately closing this report as no further information has been provided.

MarkJurgens: Please feel free to reopen this report if you can provide the information asked for in comment 4 and if this still happens. Thanks!