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

Neil Drumm drumm at delocalizedham.com
Mon May 26 02:16:51 UTC 2008

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 7:48 PM, andrew morton
<drewish at katherinehouse.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 7:25 PM, Arthur Richards <awjrichards at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Andrew,
>> Thanks - I've already done that though. In fact, I have turned the time
>> limit off (set_time_limit(0)). I don't think the problem is the size or
>> duration of my scripts - maybe it is, but the watchdog message is a
>> product of drupal_cron_cleanup, which I thought isn't supposed to be
>> called until everything's done running, since it's called with
>> register_shutdown_function() in drupal_cron(). I can't figure out what
>> could be getting drupal_cron_cleanup to execute before my cron scripts
>> finish.
> I think you're still running into the script time limit. When that
> happens, PHP will fire the shutdown functions and
> drupal_cron_cleanup() gets called. Perhaps you've got safe mode
> enabled? That would explain the timeouts even after calling
> set_time_limit(). My recollection though was that trying to call
> set_time_limit() in safe mode resulted in a warning/error.
> You might want to look for additional clues here:
>  http://us2.php.net/manual/en/info.configuration.php#ini.max-execution-time

In this situation, I run cron using drupal.sh in Drupal 6, it does
work fine with Drupal 5 too:
drupal.sh --root /path/to/drupal http://sites.directory.name/cron.php

This uses the separate php.ini for CLI and keep restrictions for Apache.

Neil Drumm

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