[development] Counterintuitive but true: Caching makes a high-traffic site slower

Boris Mann boris at bryght.com
Sat Dec 31 10:00:58 UTC 2005

On 31-Dec-05, at 12:15 AM, Dries Buytaert wrote:

> On 30 Dec 2005, at 23:02, Boris Mann wrote:
>>>> PS:  Still no bigsite/performance forum.  Have we decided
>>>> that Drupal doesn't *need* to scale?  I missed that meeting.
>>> That's somewhat harsh.  Isn't making Drupal scale developer- 
>>> specific and suitable for development at drupal.org?
>> Mailing lists suck when searching for solutions...hence the public  
>> facing "Performance and Scalability" forum. We'll continue to have  
>> requests for ever more micro "groups", for which forums are the  
>> only bucket we have today.
> On http://drupal.org/forum, should that go under 'General',  
> 'Support' or 'Development'?  Care to provide a one-line subscription?

Development (since generally high-traffic sites will have more  
technically savvy maintainers)

I assume you meant description. How's this?

Performance and Scalability: A forum for high-traffic site  
maintainers to discuss tips and techniques, as well as to discuss any  
development changes that are needed.

Aside: tools that work for a small site won't work for sites with  
high numbers of users/content/etc. -- so likely this would be an  
appropriate spot for related issues.

> I'm OK with making more forums but we should put some effort in the  
> performance and scalability of the forum module (irony?), as well  
> as in a subscription module.

I think we'll see some good work around subscription in the next  
little while.

Boris Mann
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