[development] Batch API on cron

Moshe Weitzman weitzman at tejasa.com
Thu Jul 15 14:34:00 UTC 2010

drush has some built-in support for redispatching (typically used when
when memory gets too low). this is used my migrate module and drush's
own updb command. though others have noted that it can be just as easy
to bail out when you get too low on memory and call same drush command
on your own.

On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 9:04 AM, Ken Rickard <agentrickard at gmail.com> wrote:
> Drush scripts (especially bulk node processing) are subject to hitting
> PHP memory limits when processing large amounts of data.
> Anyone have ways around that issue?
> On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 8:49 AM, Moshe Weitzman <weitzman at tejasa.com> wrote:
>> I think drush scripts are your best bet. CLI PHP is not not subject to timeout.
>> On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 5:01 AM, Sven Decabooter <sdecabooter at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I'm reading contradicting posts about running Batch API processes on cron.
>>> This is for Drupal 6 BTW.
>>> I have tried implementing a batch functionality that should be run on cron,
>>> but it doesn't seem to process the work that needs to be done.
>>> I assume this is because running the cron through a commandline command
>>> doesn't allow for javascript...
>>> So my questions:
>>> - Have I implemented Batch API incorrectly, and should it normally work also
>>> on cron?
>>> - What is the best way to run a process that would normally trigger a php
>>> script timeout? Can I use the Queue module for that?
>>> I'm sure plenty of people have already tried doing this, so I'm not sure why
>>> I can find little consistent information about it.
>>> Thanks for your feedback.
>>> Sven
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> Ken Rickard
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> http://ken.therickards.com

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