[plugincheck] Make the plugin check faster!

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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defect
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
9 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: kohei, Unassigned)

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Currently plugincheck.js calls jsonp for each plugins and takes a longer time as more plugins installed. The PFS2 API can accept many MIMETypes at once, so the request should be one time.

I have rewritten the code from scratch to reduce the running time. Give it a try:
http://mozilla.jp/firefox/security/plugincheck/
Component: www.mozilla.com → plugins.mozilla.org
QA Contact: www-mozilla-com → plugins-mozilla-org
(In reply to comment #0)

This is a cool idea.

When we started building PFS2 last year, we discussed a bulk API to keep XHR calls down to 1 per plugin check. The reason we went to 1 call per plugin was for scalability. It's easier to do web server caching per plugin where you will only vary (the cache key) by platform, browser, etc. With a single call then you have the various combinations of plugins, so most requests will be unique.

In practice, I don't know our cache hit/miss ratio in production (or if we are even caching), but if resources become an issue this is something we have to lean on.
Plugin-Check is no longer supported.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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