A project to classify 231,148 global locks

On the 1st of April 2018, there were 231,148 global locks across the Wikimedia projects - these could have been for a range of reasons and be related to lots of different sockmasters and LTAs. The MediaWiki API and Wikitech replica databases don't allow us to easily parse the lock reasons, so a very long running script was used to look at each lock reason and classify them. 😓

All locks classified! (pass 1)

What's next?

The locks which have been classified as "LTA/Sock" need to be matched to a particular LTA case, where possible.