[ic] flypage sql-queries on crack .. optimisation?

Daniel Browning db at kavod.com
Tue Mar 8 14:25:27 EST 2005

* Mike Heins <mike at perusion.com> [2005-03-08 09:33]:
> Quoting Daniel Browning (db at kavod.com):
> > * Sandy Thomson <sandy at scotwebshops.com> [2005-03-08 07:21]:
> > > Hi,
> > > I was trying to debug high load on our server this morning, and I 
> > > noticed loads of queries when someone looked at a product (See example 
> > > at bottom of email).
> > 
> > [snip comments about flypage generating hundreds of queries]
> > 
> > > Although the query times involved are very short, is this a good thing 
> > > to do? 
> > 
> > No.  It's as slow as molasses.  The standard catalog is not optimized for
> > performance.  
> I would try a page without the "guts", i.e. the area between the BEGIN
> CONTENT and END CONTENT comments, and see how many queries you get. That
> will tell you how many queries are due to the actual flypage code. If
> you simplify it you can get it down to one query, believe it or not.
> Many of the queries are probably due to the price routines.
> WRT being slow as molasses, perhaps. But remedying that while retaining
> enough flexbility for general use is perhaps not as easy as it seems.
> Otherwise you would have done it already, right? 8-)

True.  As you know, I've threatened to do it in the past.  But I still
haven't bothered with actually getting around to it.

Daniel Browning <db at kavod.com> - Kavod Technologies.  Random Fortune:
Absence in love is like water upon fire; a little quickens, but much
extinguishes it.
		-- Hannah More

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