Yes.

There is nothing worse when this nonsense crosses over into our primary area of competency…

On Jan 16, 2008, at 10:36 AM, [redacted] wrote:

Scott,

As I know you use PHP4. And by default memory_limit=8M.
But it's not enough because for correct work [redacted] it's necessary
more.
And I propose increase memory_limit to 16M.

Best Regards,
[redacted]

On Jan 16 2008, at 10:59 AM, Scott wrote:

What could possibly consume 8 MB of execution memory?

On Jan 16, 2008, at 10:59 AM, [redacted] wrote:

Yes.
Because on different pages such as users/pages amount of data which we
get from database is much more than 8M.

Best Regards,
[redacted]

On Jan 16, 2008 at 11:27 AM, Scott wrote:

Those calculations are supposed to be done in mySQL, not in PHP. Dragging large data sets out of mySQL and into PHP drastically slows execution time. The default 8MB limit PHP imposes is specifically so people don't try to this: "This helps prevent poorly written scripts for eating up all available memory on a server." - http://us3.php.net/manual/en/ini.core.php

Every single Apache daemon (1 per user) would go and consume >8MB.

The same group of people also wanted us to ask an end user what a control character looked like. (sighs) Oh, it’s a system bell!

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