Parsoid/Common Tasks

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Round trip testing

Kick off a round of rt-testing with this command.

$ bin/ <uid> <git-sha>


To check the test results visit the web frontend to the results. If there are unexpected failures vendor patch should be blocked until team is confident to release new code.


Occasionally, mysql would have crashed. If so, log on to testreduce1001.eqiad.wmnet and sudo service mysql restart && sudo service parsoid-rt restart

Other services, like the web frontend to the results, are also sometimes down and would need a similar restart. It's also a good practice to verify that a run isn't currently in progress before you get started, and then announcing to the team when you're kicking one off.

Freeing disk space

The script should alert when disk space needs freeing.

mysql on testreduce1001 is mounted on /srv/data which has 50GB of disk space and this fills up fast. So, every few weeks, you may need to run nohup ~ssastry/ on testreduce1001. T296051 is still pending which will increase disk space but doesn't fundamentally eliminate the need to run this script periodically, say every X weeks. If df shows usage at or above 90%, you probably should run this script.

This script takes about 90 mins to complete.

Gory details

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Preparing a new (weekly) Parsoid deploy

See the main page for all the details!

Reviewing the vendor patch


  • Its almost always a routine review with +2
  • Usual checks
    • composer.json has the right version bump
    • composer.lock doesn't introduce any unnecessary changes other than the parsoid patch
      • version numbers related to parsoid, content hash values, timestamps
    • Ensure that no files are missing
      • patches added new files but vendor patch didn't include them
      • git review -d <vendor-patch-id> and composer update --no-dev doesn't introduce changes
    • If the patch upload hasn't provided info about the following (either on the patch or on Slack):
      • Verify with the committer that there are no rt-regressions (or if they are, can be explained away)
      • Verify that there are no error entries in the 'parsoid-tests' logstash dashboard corresponding to the timeframe of the rt-test run
      • Verify that Deployments page has been updated
    • Make sure that after +2 patch is actually merged

For example from a patch:

Things verified:

  • rt-testing results are clean
  • parsoid-tests logstash doesn't have errors
  • we have a deployment log on
  • reviewed the patches on the deploy log for potential issues with train rollback and there are no issues

Check Production logs

  • Check the Parsoid dashboard in logstash regularly and look for any crashers or other issues and file phabricator tasks as needed.
  • You can use the Phatality feature to submit tasks right from logstash.
    • Expand the logstash entry and click on the Phatality tab.
    • Click on the 'desc' field to copy it since it isn't submitted automatically.
    • Click 'Submit' and paste the copied 'desc' field into the Description box.
    • Make any necessary tweaks to the title and project tags (ex: add Parsoid at the very least, maybe Content-Transform-Team as well and Parsoid-Read-Views if you already know for a fact that this is important to fix for read views).
  • (OPTIONAL): As the train rolls out, checking the recent changes feeds for corruption is encouraged, though when we deployed the service independently outside the train, we used to do this immediately after deploy.
    • Subbu: FWIW, I haven't done this in more than 18 months.

Visual diff testing

You need to log on to for this.

$ vi /etc/testreduce/parsoid-vs-core-vd-client.config.js 
... edit gitCommitFetch function to use a suitable test id ...
$ sudo service parsoid-vs-core-vd-client restart
$ sudo journalctl -f -u parsoid-vs-core-vd 
... watch logs and restart service if necessary (usually never) ...
... visit to see results ...

There are multiple visual diff instances that exist on parsing-qa-02. Find the other configs in /etc/testreduce there.

You can also switch databases in /etc/testreduce/parsoid-vs-core-vd.settings.js (either parsoid_vs_core or parsoid_vs_core_talkns if you want to run tests with different test sets. As the name implies, parsoid_vs_core_talkns only has test pages from the talk namespace.

Publishing results on mediawiki

Run bash ~ssastry/ > /tmp/stats to generate a wikitext table to pop onto any wiki page. You will have to suitably the database (testset) that you want to generate results for. Example output on


T295907 tracks the task of puppetizing the config on parsing-qa-02

Gory details

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