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Breaking my radio silence on this here blog to call out for help: if you know why my alloptions cache ends up as 0 when I restart Memcached, I’d love to hear from you.

Because when alloptions ends up as 0, wp_cache_add() never adds alloptions to the object cache, resulting in hundreds of options queries on every page load.

Previously.

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Unlike a rusting highway bridge, digital infrastructure does not betray the effects of age. And, unlike roads and bridges, large portions of the software infrastructure of the Internet are built and maintained by volunteers, who get little reward when their code works well but are blamed, and sometimes savagely derided, when it fails.

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It’s easy to take open-source software for granted, and to forget that the Internet we use every day depends in part on the freely donated work of thousands of programmers.

The Internet’s Telltale HeartbleedThe New Yorker