[development] node_load() oddness

Brian Vuyk brian at brianvuyk.com
Fri Jul 23 14:12:42 UTC 2010

Thanks for the suggestion.

Unfortunately, that did not affect the behaviour. I did a few test runs 
with it, the first 2 returned proper results, the third run had all the 
problematic node_load()s again.

It had my hopes up momentarily, though!


On 10-07-23 09:51 AM, Steven Jones wrote:
> Hi Brian,
> What happens if you bypass the static caching in node_load, by
> changing your node_load call to:
> $node = node_load($nid, NULL, TRUE);
> Does that change anything?
> Regards
> Steven Jones
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> On 23 July 2010 14:46, Brian Vuyk<brian at brianvuyk.com>  wrote:
>> Can anyone think of a situation where a node_load() contained in a function
>> returns partial results when the function is called from a batch script?
>> I have a simple function that I am calling the from a batch API script that
>> processes through a bunch of nodes to fix filepaths in certain migrated
>> content. I've begun experiencing a strange issue while testing it; I've
>> boiled it down to the following test case:
>> <?php
>> function migration_fix_photos($nid) {
>>   $node = node_load($nid);
>>   dpm($node);
>>   drupal_set_message('NID is ' . $nid);
>> }
>> ?>
>> When I call this function with a given NID from a batch script, on some
>> runs, the $node object returned by $node_load is only partially loaded - it
>> has 3 of the 10-12 CCK fields the node should contain, also, $node->title,
>> $node->nid, $node->uid and $node->type are missing from the object, among
>> other portions.
>> The behavior changes between runs of the batch script. I can run a testing
>> run, and only get partially loaded nodes. I can re-run the batch script, and
>> they are fully loaded. Note that this changes per-run of the batch script,
>> not per-call of the function. That is, when the batch script operates on
>> 2000 nodes, the partial node_load() will or will not happen for all 2000
>> times the above function is run. I could run the batch script again, and get
>> perfectly normal results for all 2000 nodes next time.
>> If I call the above function directly, it shows correct results every time.
>> This only happens when called from a batch script. Note that the $nid
>> argument is always shown as correct (tested with the drupal_set_message()
>> call).
>> Does anyone have any ideas why this is happening? I have tried using Xdebug,
>> but I can't determine how to attach onto the background AJAX  requests the
>> browser is making.

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