[development] Why does Drupal require so much memory?

Gábor Hojtsy gabor at hojtsy.hu
Wed Apr 2 08:31:38 UTC 2008

On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 9:12 AM, Graeme McKibbin <gmckibbin at iburst.co.za> wrote:
> Hi,I'm getting the following error on a site,
> "Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 20971520 bytes exhausted (tried to
> allocate 1077617 bytes) in...sites/all/modules/views-5.x-1.6/views_cache.inc
> on line 146"
> The site basically has a content type with many computed and other fields,
> but no images or large files etc. So I'm wondering why it requires so much
> memory. I presume it's something to do with caching?
> I'd asked the host to increase the max packets allowed and they made it 20M,
> but that still doesn't work. So I've requested it to be increased to 32M.
> But I'm concerned that in the future, I'll run into the same problem.
> Is there another a way to fix this?

Consider what modules do you really need. Remove those you don't.


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