[drupal-devel] caching issues

Carl McDade carl_mcdade at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 10 01:21:40 UTC 2005

A lot of web hosts "forget" to compile PHP with shmop this support.

Carl McDade

Mark Howell wrote:
>> And lets not forget the point of this thread - improved caching - 
> which
>>  has the pleasant side effect of keeping your site running smoothly
>> under  a hailstorm of spam-bot posts.
>> I would love to see an optional file-cache system for blogging or
>> brochureware sites that use Drupal. And in a perfect world improved
>> traditional drupal caching for community features (like forums) and
>> file-based caching for mainly static modules like books or plain 
> pages
>> (those with low volume comments).
>> Or in other words a configuration option to choose the caching
>> mechanism  based on the node type.  (I can hear Bèr grumbling already
> Just curious, has the topic of using shared memory been brought up?  
> I've
> used shmop functionality to store large data trees which were imported
> from XML.  Parsing the XML doc would take 500-800ms, but unserializing 
> a
> large object from shared mem took like 6-7ms. This was for a drupal 4.2
> module, but I would imagine the code could easily be adapted.
> I realize that shmop is not available on all platforms, but probably 
> most
> server-grade environments would/should support it.
> http://www.php.net/manual/en/ref.shmop.php
> -Mark

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