an angel dressed in the blackest lace (lithiana) wrote in wikitech,
an angel dressed in the blackest lace

you haev wonz a prize. it is some status updates.

hmm... it's been a while since the last update. sorry about that. what's changed?...

we redid the network as intended. it now looks roughly like this:

the 10 broken servers were found to have faulty CMOS batteries. still rather annoying, but easy enough to fix.

we're discussion hosting proposals with Kennisnet and Belnet in the Netherlands - that'll hopefully be the first proper off-site cluster (rather than just squids).

a while ago i posted about caching pages for logged-in users. brion's recently committed some changes to remove preferences options' effects on the parser HTML output, which is one step closer to actually realising that. gwicke wants to do this with ESI, but i'm wary of such an intimate dependence on squid, particularly as it's only supported on squid 3, which has been in development for about 50 years. we've also started removing the LIMIT/offset based queries for things like page history & user contributions, and replacing them with LIMIT + page_timestamp. for long histories, that's much faster (should be pretty much constant time however far back you go in the history).

we're now back to Perlbal (again) as squid is still pretty useless at load distribution, even with icpagent.

an installation of FreeBSD on one of the idle machines is planned to test it for squid performance. we also have shiny new squid performance statistics courtesy of dammit.

  • Templates Explained?

    I'm interested in learning how to create complex templates for my wiki, but I don't find Wikimedia's Template FAQ useful at all. Does anyone know of…

  • Squid replacement?

    Hey! Just wanted to point at varnish. I don't think they have had an official release yet but it looks like there is a lot of promise. sourceforge:…

  • I Broke It Somehow...

    I've been a happy user of an offline (personal use w/ EasyPHP) MediaWiki for several months, but in the past week I've been having a problem. I can…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded