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Bug 7728 - Problems with memcached
Problems with memcached
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
PC Linux
: Normal critical (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-10-27 16:45 UTC by Martin Schwartz
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Martin Schwartz 2006-10-27 16:45:16 UTC
I upgraded MediaWiki from 1.7 to 1.8.2 and found that the pages loaded extremely
slow; a normal page could suddenly take 20 seconds to load, where it took a
fraction of a second with 1.7.

In debug.log I happened to see the statement "memcached: Error parsing memcached
response", which made me trying to disable memcached. I disabled the lines below
in LocalSettings.php and mediawiki behaves normal again. I'm using memcached
version 1.1.12.

# $wgMainCacheType = CACHE_MEMCACHED;
# $wgMemCachedServers = array ( 'localhost:11211' );
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-10-28 21:05:30 UTC
Try upgrading to memcached 1.2.0 or 1.1.13. Does this help?
Comment 2 Joran Belar 2006-11-29 07:51:36 UTC
This may or may not be related - I am also having issues with MediaWiki 1.8.2
and memcached 1.1.12. It is stemming from malformed memcached requests - we have
a customized sidebar, and it appears that MW is trying to look up the custom
captions in memcached. However, the captions contain spaces which result in bad

<7 get wiki:messages:Custom sidebar entry
>7 END
<7 set wiki:messages:Custom sidebar entry 0 86400 17
>7 CLIENT_ERROR bad command line format

To memcached, the get request is actually looking for three cache keys:
"wiki:messages:Custom", "sidebar", and "entry". None of those exist, so it tries
a set command, but because of the spaces memcached doesn't understand the request.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2007-06-11 07:17:57 UTC
As far as I can remember, most of these problems were solved with an upgrade of memcached and/or some change introduced in 1.8.3, so I'm going to mark this one FIXED; feel free to reopen if it's still broken in a later version.

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