[development] Batch API on cron
alex at developmentseed.org
Thu Jul 15 16:25:03 UTC 2010
On Jul 15, 2010, at 7:36 AM, Yves Chedemois wrote:
> Queue D6 backport sounds a good idea - http://drupal.org/project/drupal_queue
> Never tested it, though.
(I've overlooked this message.)
I use Drupal Queue in Feeds and Push Hub and it is very reliable.
Check out the README for how to set it up.
> Le 15/07/2010 13:28, Sven Decabooter a écrit :
>> That's clear, and it makes sense. Thanks Yves!
>> Any pointers as to how I could have large chunks of data processed
>> on cron in another way?
>> On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 1:25 PM, Yves Chedemois
>> <yched.drupal at free.fr> wrote:
>> Batch API works around the PHP timeout limitation by relying on a
>> client browser to iterate separate requests, each of which stays
>> below the time limitation.
>> So yes, Batch API can only be used in a UI context, which excludes
>> For the same reason, it is not recommended to fire a batch
>> processing inside an API function, since you cannot ensure it will
>> be executed in a safe-for-batch context.
>> Le 15/07/2010 11:01, Sven Decabooter a écrit :
>> 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
>> I assume this is because running the cron through a commandline
>> 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.
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