gallery performance tip [was: apologies for performance problems with this morning]

Apologies for any performance problems with this morning- for some reason my gallery is getting pounded and it is bringing the whole machine to its knees. I really wish the gallery guys would focus on performance for their next release- the current situation is just abysmal :/

[Coincidentally, last night I swapped out the old planet install for venus, which helped performance a huge amount. The server would be completely hosed right now if I hadn’t done that.]

[Later: holy cow. If you’re running gallery, and don’t do much dynamic except show hit counts, run, don’t walk, to site admin> performance> guest users and jam ‘full acceleration’. My load went from 5.0 to 0.1 almost immediately. ]