[wp-hackers] Running out of memory using $wpdb

Tom Barrett tcbarrett at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 15:14:29 UTC 2012


I have a custom table with 25k rows (and another joined on it with 300k
rows, but I haven't got to that yet).
The data is sitting on a box with a regular ~250M memory free. I'm trying
to parse the data for reporting, but cannot grab more than ~6k rows without
running out of memory (sometimes dying silently).

I tried grabbing the data in pieces (grabbing 1k rows at a time), but it
still fails after 6k rows.

Is there a way I can squeeze the information out using $wpdb as it comes?

This is a snippet of what I was trying to do:
$total = $wpdb->get_var( "SELECT COUNT(*) FROM $table WHERE status='LIVE'"
$count = 0;
while( $count < $total ) :
  $start  = $count;
  $count += 1000;
  $result = $wpdb->get_results( "SELECT * FROM $table WHERE status='LIVE'
LIMIT $start, $count" );
  echo "$count / $total\n";
echo "Done\n";

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