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Server friendly array iteration...

3:49 am on Jun 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I'm having some trouble keeping my server alive when iterating through huge arrays to put data in a database. Is there anything less cpu intensive than a simple count and for loop?
3:45 pm on June 25, 2004 (gmt 0)


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what size arrays are we talkin?
what are you doing that makes the monster arrays necessary?
is there a way to split the work so that you can dump the data into the db earlier instead of making the whole array?
4:20 pm on June 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

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The problem is more likely a lack of ram and needing to use swap file that is killing you.

Also use ( unset($var); ) get rid of unneeded vars and free ram.