multiple users running into phantom "page does not exist" errors
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Author: rickblock

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There have been numerous reports lately at various help pages on en about encountering pages that mysteriously don't exist (latest
at Village Pump (misc), see URL attached). Various folks have suggesting adding "?action=purge" to the page request URL which
does indeed seem to "fix"the issue instance by instance. However, this has happened often enough that there's clearly some sort of
bug in the caching or DB lookup or something causing pages that do exist to not be found.


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Severity: normal
URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_%28miscellaneous%29

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bzimport created this task.Via LegacySep 24 2006, 5:31 PM
bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitSep 26 2006, 12:52 AM

rickblock wrote:

Also see the thread at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_%28technical%29#Article_gone_missing, and the
very next thread at VPT.

brion added a comment.Via ConduitSep 26 2006, 12:52 AM

Has this continued to happen in the last day?

I would greatly appreciate seeing a screen shot of such a problem page
*BEFORE* it is purged. This could help narrow down the issue by indicating
which other UI elements mark it.

brion added a comment.Via ConduitSep 26 2006, 12:53 AM

Reminder: WE CANNOT DO ANY DIAGNOSIS after the page has been purged.
If possible DO NOT PURGE THE PAGE.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitSep 26 2006, 1:48 PM

rickblock wrote:

The page shown (from a link) is [[MediaWiki:Noarticletext]] (I don't have a screenshot, but I do remember this). At en, [[solar radius]]
displayed the noarticletext page until I purged it (at about 17:30 Sept 24 UTC). If I see anyone complaining about this I'll let you
know.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitSep 30 2006, 4:27 PM

garstonian wrote:

The page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diuresis is showing the same fault, didn't
change anything, mainly because I don't know how to :)

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitSep 30 2006, 4:32 PM

garstonian wrote:

screenshot for the above is at http://www.javadwarf.co.uk/wiki.htm hope this helps

brion added a comment.Via ConduitOct 2 2006, 4:14 PM

(In reply to comment #5)

Not quite the same symptom, but http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

List_of_environment_topics_on_one_page is acting weird (as reported

Totally unrelated; not even vaguely similar.

(In reply to comment #6)

The page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diuresis is showing the same fault, didn't
change anything, mainly because I don't know how to :)

Thanks. There was a bad parser cache entry for default user options,
saved to the cache on September 19. This may have been due to some
older problem that's been corrected, or a temporary fault. Can't be
very certain without more information.

Have purged that page after saving the info.

brion added a comment.Via ConduitMar 30 2009, 9:47 PM

Going to assume this one-off issue was resolved. If similar continuing, please add info. :)

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