[development] File caching patch for Drupal 4.6 and 4.7
gerhard at killesreiter.de
Tue May 2 11:58:27 UTC 2006
Neil Drumm wrote:
> Kieran Lal wrote:
>> Hello, we have updated the file caching patches for 4.6 and 4.7.
>> This work was funded by http://goodstorm.com and http://ondemand-
>> network.com. It was developed by Jeremy Andrews for CivicSpace.
>> File caching for Drupal 4.6 http://drupal.org/node/61227
>> File caching for Drupal 4.7 http://drupal.org/node/45414
>> We will try to get this in Drupal 4.8 now that it has opened up.
>> Please test and respond to the appropriate issues.
> In my experience, a Squid proxy is used to do caching at this level.
> My understanding is that it avoids loading Apache, PHP, and MySQL when
> not necessary. How is this better?
> This is approximately the same level of caching as Drupal's existing
> page cache, but anonymous pages are retrieved from the filesystem
> (still by PHP) rather than MySQL. This makes me wonder if we should
> have an API for retrieval from whatever bit storage technology a
> sysadmin thinks is best. Just an idea, this shouldn't hold up this
> particular patch.
> Looks like there is some decent support but not as much
> (non-paid-CivicSpace) testing.
There's one issue I got with the idea behind this patch: Does it make
sure that people who use some kind of access control module don't use it?
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