I have several Feeds which are called by Elysia cron. The feeds are called at a given time, and later the last two feeds are called each 2 minutes, because it was the only way of preventing them from stopping. However, when data has increased in size and complexity, the cron process is stopped because one or both of the last Feeds are stuck and never ending.

I have seen that by updating the database table elysia_cron by setting the field running to 0, the Feeds are completed.

So my idea was to create a daemon to regularly update the process and thus prevent the hanging of the Feeds process.

What am I missing, shouldn't this check had been already incorporated into the module itself? What other ideas could prevent the failed import?

  • I believe on of the bugs of feeds is that it can't handle large import files. How big are your files?
    – No Sssweat
    Oct 4, 2016 at 10:57
  • 1.62 Mb. Maybe I should split it in several files (really http served data), and somehow control if the previous data has been processed, in order to feed more new data, with smaller size?
    – Cesar
    Oct 5, 2016 at 12:32

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I have discovered that temporarily switching off the modules PathAuto and SubPathAuto improved the speed x10, making all these problems dissapear forever. No more feeds stuck or hanged. Later, I enable the modules again, and everything is ready.

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