Search timeout.

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Explode!
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Re: Search timeout.

Post by Explode! » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:11 pm

Big Monstro, you've nailed it. 8-)

Installed the PHP module for mbstring and the difference in speed at which search results now return is night and day!

The string which was reliably breaking it now returns in less than 1 second. I agree with the post you reference, this should definitely be flagged as a potential issue within the ACP.

Thanks for your help!

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Re: Search timeout.

Post by Big Monstro » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:25 pm

Great! I'm glad I helped you :D
Explode! wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:11 pm
I agree with the post you reference, this should definitely be flagged as a potential issue within the ACP.
I personally advise further (https://tracker.phpbb.com/browse/PHPBB3-15754): add mbstring module PHP as phpBB requirement, just like json and XML modules.

I think the search is an essential feature for any active board (as soon as the board contains hundreds/thousands posts). If the search lasts several minutes or generates timeout error execution (depending on http server and PHP settings), that important feature is virtually unusable. So, either the phpBB development team should add mbstring as requirement or rewrite the phpBB search engine to avoid the mbstring usage.

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Re: Search timeout.

Post by Explode! » Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:38 pm

Well I agree with that, my board has been online 11 years and there are thousands of useful posts, fast, reliable search is imperative.

Maybe it has just been over-looked as a requirement, highlighting it can only be a good thing.

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