[wp-hackers] Persistent Connections

Nikolay Bachiyski nbachiyski at developer.bg
Sun Aug 21 15:25:06 GMT 2005

David House wrote:
> On 20/08/05, Nikolay Bachiyski <nbachiyski at developer.bg> wrote:
>>IMHO adding an option whether persistent connections are used will be
>>useful. Of courseif by default it is 'off' :)
> Disagreed.
> 1. Idiot playing around with preferences activates persistent connections
> 2. Shared server brought down
> 3. Host blames WordPress
> I think a better way of handling things would be to wait until the
> database layer is abstracted (this is still on the development agenda,
> right?) then see if a plugin can handle it.
I think you are fairly right. It us much safer *not* to have such an 
option :)

If somebody really needs persisten connections (implies mysql tuning, 
another layer, which pools connections) it will be as easy for him to 
patch the code as to just change an option.


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