[TYPO3-english] loading extension list speed up

Tomasz Krawczyk tomkrawc at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 11:10:20 CET 2011

W dniu 2011-11-23 10:51, Bernd Wilke pisze:
> On Wed, 23 Nov 2011 09:57:44 +0100, Tomasz Krawczyk wrote:
>> Hello list,
>> Yesterday, I was downloading extension list on my development pc. For
>> this operation I had to change max_execution_time to 15 min. Process
>> took over 12 min. My pc is not a scrap jet. It's 3 years old machine
>> with E8400 processor.
> I have never seen such times on retrieving ext-list.
> it always is done in less than 1 minute execution time.
> what other possibilities for such long time?
> too less memory and the OS is swapping all the time?
> debugging?
> accustic-modem connection?

I have memory_limit = 256MB, I use eAccelerator and have over 1GB free 
memory but it is on Windows (WampServer).

>> I wonder if we could resign from putting whole history that is inside
>> extensions.xml file. In order to check if I have to upgrade some
>> extension I only need an info about the newest extension versions in the
>> TER to compare with installed. Detailed info is the ChangeLog file.
> this would miss the possibility to download older version which might be
> needed because of dependencies to other extensions (unpublished
> individual and in TER), PHP, TYPO3, external interfaces, ...

You right, I've never used this function.

>> Now the table cache_extensions contains over 36.000 records. I don't
>> think it is necessary.
> look at your cache-tables: much more records.
> there are installations where much more tt_content or fe_users records
> exists. 36000 is no problem to mysql and 5MB transfer data should not be
> a problem today (otherwise you would not be able to work remote in TYPO3
> BE anyway)
> how did you install TYPO3 (smallest package (blankpackage-4.5.8.tar.gz)
> is 19MB)? 2 hours download?

Downloading this file is quick but xml operations are slow. This is why 
I thought about amount of records. I don't know why. Maybe it is Windows 
related problem. Do you have any suggestions how could I speed up this 
xml operations?


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