[development] cron woes - drupal_cron_cleanup() kills my cronjob while it's still running...

Arthur Richards awjrichards at gmail.com
Sat May 24 00:23:33 UTC 2008

I am working a module that makes use of cron to fetch large amounts of
3rd party data, and then turns that data into nodes and sticks it all
into the drupal db. Each time the module goes and fetches this data
takes a large amount of time, and my module invokes a number of
different scripts to help handle the data depending on where it's coming
from. I'm running into problems where in the midst of my cronjob
executing, drupal_cron_cleanup() seems to get called somehow - the error
'Cron run exceeded the time limit and was aborted' appears in watchdog.
Does anyone have any idea what's going on and/or how I can prevent this?

Thanks so much,

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