[wp-hackers] get_themes(); in WordPress 3.0.5?

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Thu Mar 24 21:55:04 UTC 2011

get_themes() is a heavy call on sites that have a lot of themes, since
it goes and reads every theme's info.

However, I can't see it "crashing Apache". At most, you'd get an out
of memory error.


On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 1:59 PM, John Eckman <eckman.john at gmail.com> wrote:
> Background:
> Recent releases of wpbook, my plugin in the repo, have been crashing apache
> on WordPress 3.0.5 sites. (And perhaps other versions, but notably not 3.1
> sites).
> Investigated it a bit, found that a simple call to get_themes(); (at least
> in the context of the wpbook plugin) is enough to cause the crash.
> Question:
> Is this a known issue?
> I saw some trac tickets relating to get_themes() but nothing that seemed
> obviously related.
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