Hi, when I run "python pwb.py pagefromfile.py -force" to load pages from a file, its starts fast and a bit later says "Sleeping for 9.9 seconds". Is there a way to reduce the sleeping time safely to 5 seconds? --Sigbert (talk) 11:48, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
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Sleeping for xxx seconds
The edit rate is restricted on most wikis. The default setting is put_throttle = 10 which allowes 6 edits per seconds. Some sites allows an edit rate up to 10 or 12 edits per minute which gives a put_throttle of 6 or 5. There is also a command line parameter: -pt:<value> (aliases are -put_thottle, -putthrottle)
"6 edits per seconds", by minute instead
Yes, there is a config option in user-config.py called 'put_throttle'. However, if the server will be overloaded, it will increase the value to its needs automatically, so understand this value only as a recommendedation.
I have edited user-config.py to set noisysleep = 30.0 to get rid of most "Sleeping" messages. This means that the client will patiently wait for at least 30 seconds before complaining that the server has a delay in processing.