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Why is instant search so slow ?

I don't know how is it for everyone, but for me when i type in a query into a search box, it takes aroung 2-3 seconds to generate suggestions, which i think is rather slow. Most users won't wait that long. can speed be improved ?

toktosunov's avatar
asked 2011-04-14 01:30:29 -0500
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You will probably need to update the code - @arknotts made a tweak to that part recently that could improve performance of the instant search.

The "search as you type" feature cannot be made truly instant, but ~0.4-0.8 response time should be possible.

It is possible that what happens is that your server is swamped with the search requests on each character update and it can't keep up.

Evgeny's avatar
answered 2011-04-14 13:18:58 -0500
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btw, if you need help upgrading - please let we know.
Evgeny's avatar Evgeny (2011-04-14 13:19:29 -0500) edit
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