See #196862: COUNT(*) is an expensive query in InnoDB..

There are three COUNT queries in CCK that are simple checks on whether "Stuff Exists". Best practice for a check like that is to use a query in the following form:

db_result(db_query_range("SELECT 1 ...", 0, 1));
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