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benchmarkParse.php file is a maintenance script to benchmark how long it takes to parse a given title at an optionally specified timestamp.

Obama testEdit

Colloquial name for a quick test of the parsing speed on Wikimedia servers, which uses the infamous Barack Obama article (which used to take 30+ seconds for parsing).

php /usr/local/apache/common/multiversion/MWScript.php maintenance/benchmarks/benchmarkParse.php \
--wiki=enwiki --loops=10 --warmup=10 "Barack Obama"