[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #3725: user_id in DB much larger than needed

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Wed Jan 31 22:58:58 GMT 2007

#3725: user_id in DB much larger than needed
 Reporter:  charleshooper  |        Owner:  charleshooper
     Type:  defect         |       Status:  assigned     
 Priority:  low            |    Milestone:  2.2          
Component:  Optimization   |      Version:  2.2          
 Severity:  minor          |   Resolution:               
 Keywords:  has-patch      |  
Comment (by matt):

 The reason this (and several other fields) are set to be extra large in
 the DB because when you get to the point where you need to change it to be
 larger, it will be a very long (possibly days) operation with locked
 tables. There is no real cost to using the bigger fields, so in the hope
 that WP may someday be successful enough to need it I propose we leave the
 big fields in. (In the users table, and everywhere else.)

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3725#comment:5>
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