having about 1000 static pages in my wordpress database I am running into some trouble with saving a page. The consumed time for saving the page increases extremely.
After getting the folling error message
WordPress database error: [Got a packet bigger than 'max_allowed_packet' bytes]
INSERT INTO options (option_name, option_value, option_description, autoload) VALUES ('rewrite_rule ...
I found out that it seems to be something with the rewrite rule generation. The rewrite rule record in database is about 2MB.
I am using 2.0.4.
Is there any way to decrease toe rewrite_rule option size and to speed up the whole process?