Brian Adkins wrote:
> I created a smaller test that I could post that exhibits the same 
> characteristics:
> 
>     3000.times do
>       member = Member.new
>       member.first_name = 'Fred'
 >       ...
>       member.save!
>     end

Is this being run in development mode, still? Dev mode does database 
reflection pretty often -- you might be getting pinged by that.