[ic] Is the more tag very inefficient?

Stefan Hornburg (Racke) racke at linuxia.de
Wed Jul 31 09:51:10 UTC 2013

On 07/31/2013 11:41 AM, IC wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I am trying to sort out server load problems and I have found the more pages
> show approx a 10-20 fold increase in page benchmark time, this also ties up
> with what I see in terms of increased server loads, is the more tag not very
> efficient, I mainly use it in a query tag, I've tried permanent more as well
> which seems equally as bad.
> The initial page running the query has an average benchmark of 0.2-0.3
> seconds, subsequent /SCAN/MM= pages benchmark at 2-4 seconds.
> I am guessing the more tag is reverting to doing something like returning
> every row in the products database?

The problem is that the complete search result is stored in a file in tmp/.
If you don't restrict the fields with rf=, it can become large and cause
bad performance.

Also /SCAN/ is really ugly in general and not friendly to search engines.


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