[wp-hackers] WP cron and "multi-threading"

Ryan Boren ryan at boren.nu
Tue Nov 14 04:05:54 GMT 2006

Robert Deaton wrote:
> On 10/9/06, Owen Winkler <ringmaster at midnightcircus.com> wrote:
>> Mark Jaquith wrote:
>> > You need to expire the "cron_is_running" option, in case your winning
>> > race candidate dies before it gets to unset it.
> No, if it loses the race condition, something else has overwritten it.
> The other thread that won the race condition will clean it up when its
> finished.
>> So has someone implemented all this already, or what?  I don't want to
>> waste days testing cron anomalies if someone's already got the code
>> written.  Pony up.
> I don't have it, but I will write it after school today if someone
> hasn't beat me to it or claimed their stake.

Still unclaimed.  Anyone?


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