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Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

#6966 closed defect (bug) (fixed)

cron: prevent duplicate events

Reported by: tellyworth's profile tellyworth Owned by:
Milestone: 2.7 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: General Keywords: has-patch, has-test
Focuses: Cc:


This is an unusual case but worth defending against:

If a user submits many posts in a short period of time (perhaps with XML-RPC), the cron array can fill up with a backlog of do_pings events. Since do_pings operates on all posts, there's no reason to have more than one of these events scheduled.

The enclosed patch changes wp_schedule_single_event() to ignore new events if there is already an identical event scheduled within 10 minutes of the new one. (It also handles the case where there's a backlog of events with timestamps in the past). The hook and args must be identical for it to be skipped. 10 minutes is arbitrary but seems reasonable; it could be an external define if there's a need to change it.

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cron-ignore-duplicate-events-r7916.3.patch (621 bytes) - added by tellyworth 16 years ago.

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Change History (3)

#1 @tellyworth
16 years ago

  • Keywords has-patch has-test added

Unit tests are in, test_duplicate_event() and test_not_duplicate_event(). All tests pass with the patch applied.

#2 @ryan
16 years ago

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

(In [9181]) don't schedule a duplicate if there's already an identical event due in the next 10 minutes. Props tellyworth. fixes #6966

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