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Release status: beta
Description Provides a MediaWiki client for the pool counter daemon
Author(s) Tim Starling, Platonides
MediaWiki >= 1.31.0
Database changes No
License GNU General Public License 2.0 or later
  • $wgPoolCountClientConf
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The PoolCounter extension provides a MediaWiki client for the pool counter daemon.


  • Download and place the file(s) in a directory called PoolCounter in your extensions/ folder.
  • Add the following code at the bottom of your LocalSettings.php :
    wfLoadExtension( 'PoolCounter' );
  • Yes Done – Navigate to Special:Version on your wiki to verify that the extension is successfully installed.

To users running MediaWiki 1.24 or earlier:

The instructions above describe the new way of installing this extension using wfLoadExtension(). If you need to install this extension on these earlier versions (MediaWiki 1.24 and earlier), instead of wfLoadExtension( 'PoolCounter' );, you need to use:

require_once "$IP/extensions/PoolCounter/PoolCounter.php";


The extension can be configured with the global $wgPoolCountClientConf, which is an associative array with the following keys:

An array of server IP addresses. Adding multiple servers causes locks to be distributed on the client side using a consistent hashing algorithm.
The connect timeout in seconds.

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