{SPAM 01.8} Re: [development] Caching, caching, caching...

Moshe Weitzman weitzman at tejasa.com
Fri Jul 21 13:15:47 UTC 2006

Dries Buytaert wrote:
> On 14 Jul 2006, at 20:15, Dries Buytaert wrote:
>>>> Maybe we should run the modified devel.module on drupal.org to see 
>>>> what the most expensive queries are?
>>> SELECT * FROM url_alias, I'd be surprized if that had changed. The 
>>> individual query is very short but there are probably 120 per page on 
>>> average.
>> Are there reasonable assumptions we can make about certain URLs?  
>> Like, can we assume that people don't want to alias 
>> '?q=qcomment/reply/123'?  Or ?q=contact?  Or q=user/register and 
>> ?q=user/password?  If we can make some simple assumptions, we might be 
>> able to save a helluvalot database queries (per page view) ...  Food 
>> for thought.
> Any thoughts here?

i can't think of any reasonable assumptions. to me, the waste is not that we 
have to perform so many queries, but rather that we do so on every page view 
  even though the data rarely changes. to address that, one should use mysql 
query cache or even memcached.

mysqli provides another possibility: prepared statements. queries that recur 
frequently benefit from prepared statements because mysql does not need to 
construct a query plan for every query. see 

fyi, devel.module just got the ability to do query logging to the DB. killes 
and i just need to quash one silly bug and it will be ready.

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