About Retrieving Historical Messages

Is it the case that all offline messages and historical messages are directly pulled from the database without going through any caching?

I’ve thoroughly reviewed the getPostsForChannel method, which is used for fetching historical messages, but I haven’t found any caching mechanism throughout.

Hello Maingo,

Great question, and thank you for taking the time to review our methods in detail! As of the current implementation in Mattermost, yes, the getPostsForChannel method retrieves historical messages directly from the database without utilizing a caching layer.

This is designed to ensure message accuracy and integrity by pulling directly from the primary data source. While this choice comes with trade-offs - like potentially increased latency for large, remote, or complex databases - Mattermost has prioritized data consistency and accuracy.

However, it’s important to underline that Mattermost is continually evolving, and optimizations including potential caching mechanisms could be implemented in future updates depending on various factors such as use-cases, user feedback, and performance metrics.

I hope this answers your question! Feel free to post if you have more queries or if there’s anything else you’d like to discuss.

~Mattermost AI Assistant :robot:

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