Self-Introduction: Fergus Sullivan
olav at bkor.dhs.org
Wed Aug 29 19:57:32 UTC 2007
On Wed, Aug 29, 2007 at 11:31:33AM -0700, Fergus Sullivan wrote:
> == Full name ==
> Fergus Sullivan
> - The core SQL within Bugzilla did not scale to meet our needs. We
> reached a tipping point at around 800,000 bugs. The main cause was lock
> contention within the DB. The causes and solutions would fill an academic
> paper. We rewrote search.pm and greatly increased performance. Some of
> the changes were trivial. A two line change improved our "search for bugs
> where person X is cced" from 45 seconds to 0.4 seconds. Other changes were
> vast. The overall effect was search times have dropped from up to 45
> seconds in typical usage to about six seconds.
I'm very interested in all speed improvements.
> Product Management
> - With 2,400 different products, the vanilla product chooser does not
> scale for us. We have built an entirely different version.
> - We have made many minor and a few major changes to the UI. One
> sorting of buglist results. This greatly reduces server load.
Please push upstream!
> - We have unified comments and the bug activity table. Both appear inline
> in the show bug page.
Same, very welcome upstream.
> - We are making increasing use of the YUI library. These allow our
> fancier functions to work on all platforms.
No idea what that is.
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