[development] Use tabs to separate module groups on admin/build/modules page?

Earl Miles merlin at logrus.com
Tue Nov 20 23:31:16 UTC 2007

On the other hand, having 150+ modules load *is* going to eat a whole 
lot of memory; so actually activating all these modules is a really bad 

And yes, the modules page under 4.7 is going to choke like [insert 
really bad sports team metaphor here].

Sean Robertson wrote:
> As I understand it, Drupal 5+ no longer does that.  That's what the 
> .info files are for.  Those files are only a couple hundred bytes each 
> so the full page even with a ton of modules downloaded should only use a 
> small amount of memory unless you enable them all (which would affect 
> all pages, not just that one).
> Jim Li wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I saw some complaints that admin/build/modules page loads all modules
>> and eats up lots of memory. And I heard a story that somebody new to
>> drupal was trying to evaluate >150 modules and eventually drupal
>> 'crashed' on this page due to memory limit. So I am just wondering is
>> it a good idea that we use tabs to separate module groups on
>> admin/build/modules page? Will it help with the problem? We can have
>> three tabs: core, contrib, oh and uninstall (which will need some
>> speical css rendering).
>> Thanks,
>> Jim

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