[development] How many modules is too many?
Greg.Holsclaw at trouvemedia.com
Wed Nov 21 19:57:28 UTC 2007
If the code volume (# of lines, kilobytes of file size) is the same,
then the memory imprint will not really be affected. But speed will
suffer since each file that has to be opened slows things down.
Drupal 6 will better optimize this issue by allowing module developers
to better include only the needed files through the menu system, thus
reducing overall memory usage without adding much overhead for opening
more files. I am sure chx would give a better summary.
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[mailto:development-bounces at drupal.org] On Behalf Of Ryan Courtnage ?
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Subject: Re: [development] How many modules is too many?
On Nov 21, 2007 12:00 PM, Michelle Cox <mcox at charter.net> wrote:
> I have nearly 100 projects, many with multiple modules, and am not
> adding, yet. It does really eat up memory like crazy but I haven't
> solution to it. The fact is that some sites, especially social
> ones, use a lot of modules. Most of them are fairly small but needed.
> combining the smaller modules into one big one help any? Or would that
> use the same amount of memory?
I have the same question. Does the number of modules enabled
significantly affect memory usage?
I tend to create tons of tiny modules, many of which do something
simple - like provide a single hook. If the overhead from this
approach is significant, then I need to change my ways!
> On 11/21/2007 12:29:46 PM, Khalid Baheyeldin (kb at 2bits.com) wrote:
> > (Changing the subject)
> > I regularly see 80+ to 110+, and that causes Apache to eat 100MB per
> > process, which is really not good ...
> > This is the open buffet binge syndrome detailed here:
> > http://2bits.com/articles/server-indigestion-the-drupal-contributed-
> > modules-open-buffet-binge-syndrome.html
> > On Nov 21, 2007 12:50 PM, Jim Li <jimmydami at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Cool, thanks!
> > >
> > It'd be interesting to have a poll on how many modules people use on
> > > social network site. I heard someone uses 160 modules at his dev
> > > it may go down a bit later, but it probably will still in the 100+
> > > ragnge :)
> > >
> > > On Nov 20, 2007 6:31 PM, Earl Miles <merlin at logrus.com> wrote:
> > > > On the other hand, having 150+ modules load *is* going to eat a
> > > > lot of memory; so actually activating all these modules is a
> > > > bad
> > > > idea.
> > > >
> > > > And yes, the modules page under 4.7 is going to choke like
> > > > really bad sports team metaphor here].
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Sean Robertson wrote:
> > > > > As I understand it, Drupal 5+ no longer does that. That's
> > what the
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