[development] drupal performance analysis SOC

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Sat Apr 5 05:38:45 UTC 2008

There was a GHOP task that did that already.  It identified two key slow 
points: The bootstrap and the theme system.  Bootstrap is being worked on 
with the Registry patch[1].  I'm not aware of anyone working on speeding up 
the theme system, but it's a very deep pipeline so there's no one place where 
things are slow.  (This is according to the profiling done by the GHOP task.)

I don't think "make Drupal faster" is really a SoC-sized task.  It's more 
DROP-ish, since it would have to be targeted.

[1] http://drupal.org/node/221964

On Friday 04 April 2008, Ashraf Amayreh wrote:
> Well, forgot this is only for students. Idea is still valid, and I'm
> willing to help mentor it.
> On Fri, Apr 4, 2008 at 8:50 PM, Ashraf Amayreh <mistknight at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Would a SOC proposal to do a performance analysis on drupal, identify
> > bottlenecks, suggest performance improving tactics and perhaps actually
> > submit code or refactor existing code to speed up drupal be welcome?
> >
> > I'm very interested in streamlining drupal to the limits. I know I've
> > seen a couple of people interested in this topic before, including
> > Karloy, but not sure if anything was already submitted or how welcome
> > such an idea would be. I'd also need mentors for this.
> >
> > I've used Zend profiler to profile PHP applications and it's amazing,
> > although I'm sure there are many other options as well.
> >
> > --
> > Ashraf Amayreh
> > http://blogs.aamayreh.org

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