[development] An automated way of locating unused modules?

Franz Glauber franz.glauber at gmail.com
Tue Jan 11 11:32:13 UTC 2011

I guess this is almost an AI module, as it would take a whole set of
parameters (like Gábor said) and somehow classify the modules according to a
certain "degree of use". The monitor could then issue some report about all
modules below a certain threshold, to which it would expect a reaction from
the site administrator wethere to mark them as "needed" or to disable them.
This later reaction could even be a learning process for the classifier
itself, or just a "don't mess with nuclear missiles" flag on that specific
module, causing it to miss the next round of classifying.

On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 7:10 AM, Giovani Spagnolo <
giovani at telematicsfreedom.org> wrote:

> I agree with Carl it is an administrative task and should be let to site
> Admins, but could the modules list page feature a "last used" timestamp
> column to help site admins know when it was the last time a module was used?
> This info could be helpful for the auditing purposes James explained in his
> other posting.
> Inviato da iPad
> Il giorno 09/gen/2011, alle ore 20:55, Carl Wiedemann <
> carl.wiedemann at gmail.com> ha scritto:
> I believe the original question is not whether a module is enabled or not
> but whether an enabled module is actually being used *at all.*
> It's up to the site builder to pay attention and know the purposes of each
> enabled. To me this seems like is an administrative issue, rather than a
> technical issue.
> On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 11:26 AM, Cameron Eagans < <cweagans at gmail.com>
> cweagans at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I don't think you'd even need a module to do this. You can get a list of
>> currently used modules by doing:
>> SELECT name FROM system WHERE type='module' AND status='1';
>> You could likely write a quick script to compare the list returned by that
>> SQL statement to your modules list.
>> Thanks,
>> Cameron
>> On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 12:04, James Benstead < <james.benstead at gmail.com>
>> james.benstead at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Originally posted to  <http://drupal.org/node/1017416>
>>> http://drupal.org/node/1017416:
>>> I have a list of 60+ modules that I download, via drush, to each new
>>>> Drupal site that I build. I then enable whatever modules are needed for the
>>>> specific site I'm working on as I carry out the build.
>>>> This means that once the site is launched, there may be modules that are
>>>> not being called by Drupal core but that are still enabled and/or installed.
>>>> Is there an automated way - a specific module, for example - that will
>>>> tell me which of the modules that are enabled on a site are being called by
>>>> Drupal core?
>>>> Secondly, is there any performance implication for having lots of
>>>> modules installed on a site if they are not enabled?
>>> The answer to the second question seems to be "no". And It doesn't seem
>>> that such a module does exist - would it be technically possible to write
>>> this module for D6?
>>> --Jim
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