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Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#19015 closed defect (bug) (duplicate)

do_action fails on nested calls

Reported by: mrubiolvn's profile mrubiolvn Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 3.2.1
Component: Plugins Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


I'll explain directly with an example of the scenario, for better understanding I hope.

A function registered through add_action('save_post','callme_back');

with the following code:

function callme_back($postId) {
    static $runmeOnce=true;
   if ($runmeOnce) {
     $runmeOnce = false;
     wp_insert_post(get_post(21431/*whatever, just to trigger save_post again*/));

causes the internal array pointer of $wp_filter[ $tag ] to skip all
the remaining calls to the filters for $postId, as a result of having already called all of them for $postId+1 and reached the end of the pointer.

A solution is making a copy of $wp_filter[ $tag ] first.

Change History (9)

#1 @mrubiolvn
13 years ago

Sorry, where I said $postId+1 I meant the new inserted post

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
13 years ago

A proper code would probably be:

function callme_back($postId) {
	wp_insert_post(get_post(21431/*whatever, just to trigger save_post again*/));

#3 @scribu
13 years ago

  • Cc scribu added

#4 @mrubiolvn
13 years ago

To better clarify:

I've got a plugin which on saving a certain post type(i.e: foo_post), starts a cascade routine, updating some child posts. That messes up the filter array pointer, and makes all the plugins with a lower priority, to miss foo_post. They still get triggered for all the updated child posts.

#5 @transom
13 years ago

This speaks to a situation I ran into today.

A plugin using a construct similar to SergeyBiryukov (above) was causing my plugin (who had a lower priority tied to the same hook) to not execute.

My theory is that since remove_action (and remove_filter) "unset" the element in the same array that do_action (do_action_ref_array, et al) are iterating over, the index shifts and whatever action is next in the list fails to execute.

But interating over a copy of the current functions hooked would keep one from removing a function further down the priority list (if that was desired)

The question becomes "which one is doing it wrong"?

#7 @transom
13 years ago

Thanks for the pointer - clearly we have been down this road before.

#8 @mrubiolvn
13 years ago

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Duplicate of #17817

#9 @SergeyBiryukov
13 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
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