I am trying to implement a Queue for my cron job, but some how it is not working. Following is the code snippet I have tried, but it is not working.

function hook_cron() {
watchdog('notice', 'Cron is executed');
$queue = DrupalQueue::get('update_item');
function hook_cron_queue_info() {
  watchdog('notice', 'called queue info');
  $queues['update_item'] = array(
    'worker callback' => '_my_queue_callback',
    'time' => 15,
  return $queues;
function _my_queue_callback($data){
   watchdog('notice', "Queue call back $data");

Following output I am expecting in logs "Cron is executed" "Called queue info" and "Queue call back 1"..."Queue call back 10"

But I am only getting

"Cron is executed"

I am runing the cron using elysia_cron interface (in my linux box cron job is not added in crontab). What might be the reason I am not getting "Called queue info" and "Queue call back 1"..."Queue call back 10" in my logs.

  • Why is not working? No watchdog messages? Any warning or error messages? Are you sure cron is called? Have you clreaded your caches?
    – sanzante
    Sep 12, 2014 at 12:17
  • @tunic cron is running . Other lines are not executing . Sep 12, 2014 at 12:21
  • Keep in mind that Elysia Cron enusre the time between cron executions, so if you have configured a cron function to execute every day and you have execute it today Elysia won't exceute it until next day.
    – sanzante
    Sep 12, 2014 at 12:47
  • Thanks @tunic for your great help, after adding it to the cron.php to the queue started working . I was trying to run the cron using elysia cron that was the problem Sep 17, 2014 at 6:47


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