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Speeding Up Cakephp's ACL Component

Posted on 05/28/2010 at 12:12 pm by Kevin Wentworth
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I came across a posting today that changed the performance of my application tremendously and reinforced a concept I had forgotten about- mysql indices. I didn't realize my app was running slow until I implemented the mysql indexes below- no formal benchmark testing, but I would say speed improved by about 300%.  The improvement was most noticeble when you are building your ACL using the CakePHP suggested method.

MySQL Query to Create CakePHP ACL Indexes

This code was originally found at http://pastie.org/823086 via the CakePHP Group.  Thanks Jon Bennet! (You are my mysql performance guru too...)

  1. /* ACL Tables */
  2.  
  3. CREATE TABLE acos (
  4.     id INT UNSIGNED AUTO_INCREMENT NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY,
  5.     parent_id INT DEFAULT NULL,
  6.     model VARCHAR(255) DEFAULT '',
  7.     foreign_key INT UNSIGNED DEFAULT NULL,
  8.     alias VARCHAR(255) DEFAULT '',
  9.     lft INT DEFAULT NULL,
  10.     rght INT DEFAULT NULL
  11. ) ENGINE = INNODB;
  12. -- table name is quoted because it is a reserved word
  13. CREATE INDEX idx_acos_lft_rght ON `acos`(lft,rght);
  14. CREATE INDEX idx_acos_alias ON `acos`(alias);
  15. CREATE INDEX idx_acos_model_foreign_key ON `acos`(model(255),foreign_key);
  16.  
  17. CREATE TABLE aros (
  18.     id INT UNSIGNED AUTO_INCREMENT NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY,
  19.     parent_id INT DEFAULT NULL,
  20.     model VARCHAR(255) DEFAULT '',
  21.     foreign_key INT UNSIGNED DEFAULT NULL,
  22.     alias VARCHAR(255) DEFAULT '',
  23.     lft INT DEFAULT NULL,
  24.     rght INT DEFAULT NULL
  25. ) ENGINE = INNODB;
  26. -- table name is quoted because it is a reserved word
  27. CREATE INDEX idx_aros_lft_rght ON `aros`(lft,rght);
  28. CREATE INDEX idx_aros_alias ON `aros`(alias);
  29. CREATE INDEX idx_aros_model_foreign_key ON `aros`(model(255),foreign_key);
  30.  
  31. CREATE TABLE aros_acos (
  32.     id INT UNSIGNED AUTO_INCREMENT NOT NULL PRIMARY KEY,
  33.     aro_id INT UNSIGNED NOT NULL,
  34.     aco_id INT UNSIGNED NOT NULL,
  35.     _create CHAR(2) NOT NULL DEFAULT 0,
  36.     _read CHAR(2) NOT NULL DEFAULT 0,
  37.     _update CHAR(2) NOT NULL DEFAULT 0,
  38.     _delete CHAR(2) NOT NULL DEFAULT 0
  39. ) ENGINE = INNODB;
  40. -- table names are quoted because they are reserved words
  41. CREATE UNIQUE INDEX idx_aros_acos_aro_id_aco_id ON `aros_acos`(aro_id, aco_id);
  42. ALTER TABLE aros_acos ADD CONSTRAINT FOREIGN KEY (aro_id) REFERENCES `aros`(id);
  43. ALTER TABLE aros_acos ADD CONSTRAINT FOREIGN KEY (aco_id) REFERENCES `acos`(id);

MySQL Indexing Saves Time (and Resources)

There it is!  Mysql indexing can make a huge performance difference for any application.  I've been inspired... I will consider mysql performance moving forward in all development.  Even though CakePHP can do almost everything, it can't optimize your database tables.

Cheers,
-Kevin Wentworth

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Comments for this Posting

Posted by David Umoh

on 29/3/11

Great stuff, i tried it and time taken for the acl queries to run was reduced by half...
Thanks man

www.edikonenterprises.com.ng

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