Fixed High error count rates can cause unexpected performance issues for admincp home page

Affected version


Well-known member
XenForo checks serverErrorLogs to determine if it should display the "Server errors have been logged. You should review these." via a simple boolean check.

However this is implemented via calling;

The problem is this causes a SELECT COUNT(*) FROM xf_error_log to be run against the entire table. This requires locking, and if the error rate is high, then this can cause deadlocks and more errors.

A simple low-touch solution is the query which tests to see if there is anything in the table, which avoid table/index locking.

(bool)\XF::db()->fetchOne('SELECT error_id FROM xf_error_log LIMIT 1')

XF Bug Bot

XenForo bug fixer bot
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Thank you for reporting this issue, it has now been resolved. We are aiming to include any changes that have been made in a future XF release (2.1.10).

Change log:
Avoid table locking when checking if the error log table is populated
There may be a delay before changes are rolled out to the XenForo Community.