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Opened 23 months ago

Closed 16 months ago

Last modified 9 months ago

#56135 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

WP_Term_Query cache never expiring with persistent object cache

Reported by: skithund's profile skithund Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 6.0
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After WordPress 6.0 release and ticket:54511 in core, we’ve been hitting with issues with persistent object cache.
The keys are never expired from cache and because of ever changing cache keys on get_terms() the cache is just filling up (memory).
On a busy-ish WooCommerce site with changing terms we’re having hundreds of thousands of cached keys/items and 13+ gigs of used redis memory in a week (on a site with 2 gig database).
I’ve gone through original trac ticket, performance-team Github issue and dev-note on make, but none of them mention persistent caching anywhere.
At the moment we're forced to use WP_REDIS_MAXTTL (feature of redis-cache plugin) to force cache expiration.

Change History (5)

#1 @peterwilsoncc
23 months ago

In #4476 adding the ability to delete cache's by group is being discussed to address this scenario.

It is taking a very long time to implement as not all persistent caches have the ability to delete by group/prefix.

I think setting a TTL or maxmemory and an eviction policy is the best approach to this.

#2 @dlh
23 months ago

If I may, I'd like to put in a good word for #52710 as well, which proposes a method for allowing term caching to be bypassed in scenarios like this one.

#3 @tillkruess
16 months ago

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

This can be closed as a duplicate of #57625, eh?

#4 @desrosj
10 months ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted

#5 @spacedmonkey
9 months ago

  • Resolution changed from duplicate to wontfix

This was changed in [52669] / #54511. Query caches are invalidated using different salts in the cache key. The idea is the redis / memcache would just drop the keys, if not used. However, for other types of object cache, there are a number of actions and new cache groups to help. There are all documented here.

For that reason, I don't think there is anything to do here. So I am going to mark this as wontfix.

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