[development] File caching patch for Drupal 4.6 and 4.7

Gerhard Killesreiter 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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