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KrinkleBot is a bot that keeps Commons:Auto-protected files up to date. It is based on Pywiki.



In case of Toolforge Grid failureEdit

If the continuous fileprotectionsync process got stuck somehow within the Toolforge Grid (wikitech:Help:Toolforge/Grid), then follow the below instructions to get things back on track.

First, log in to the server.

$ ssh
$ become krinklebot

Then, inspect the logs. Were they recently modified?

krinklebot$ ls -l fileprotectionsync.*
-rw-rw---- 1 tools.krinklebot tools.krinklebot 48719 Oct 14 22:52 fileprotectionsync.err
-rw-rw---- 1 tools.krinklebot tools.krinklebot 82040 Oct 14 22:52 fileprotectionsync.out

If so, view the tail of the log files.

krinklebot$ tail fileprotectionsync.*

  ==> fileprotectionsync.err <==
Updating page [[Commons:Auto-protected files/wikipedia/fr]] via API
[Tue Oct 14 22:58:50 2014] there is a job named 'fileprotectionsync' already active
[Tue Oct 14 22:58:52 2014] there is a job named 'fileprotectionsync' already active

  ==> fileprotectionsync.out <==

If recent log entries contains only "job named .. already active", then this is a case of the grid getting stuck. We'll delete the continuous process from the grid, and create a new one.

$ qstat
------ 0.00000 fileprotec tools.krinkl **    00/00/0000 00:00:00
------ 0.00000 fileprotec tools.krinkl **    00/00/0000 00:00:00

Run "jstop fileprotectionsync" as many times as there are entries for it. There should never be more than one entry given we use jsub -once, but in practice it seems that whenever it gets stuck, there are also multiple instances (somehow).

$ jstop fileprotectionsync
$ jstop fileprotectionsync

The bot should now automatically resume within 15minutes (per crontab schedule).


See alsoEdit