function _registry_check_code

7.x _registry_check_code($type, $name = NULL)

Checks for a resource in the registry.


$type: The type of resource we are looking up, or one of the constants REGISTRY_RESET_LOOKUP_CACHE or REGISTRY_WRITE_LOOKUP_CACHE, which signal that we should reset or write the cache, respectively.

$name: The name of the resource, or NULL if either of the REGISTRY_* constants is passed in.

Return value

TRUE if the resource was found, FALSE if not. NULL if either of the REGISTRY_* constants is passed in as $type.

Related topics

4 calls to _registry_check_code()
drupal_autoload_class in drupal/includes/
Confirms that a class is available.
drupal_autoload_interface in drupal/includes/
Confirms that an interface is available.
drupal_page_footer in drupal/includes/
Performs end-of-request tasks.
_registry_update in drupal/includes/
Does the work for registry_update().


drupal/includes/, line 3121
Functions that need to be loaded on every Drupal request.


function _registry_check_code($type, $name = NULL) {
  static $lookup_cache, $cache_update_needed;

  if ($type == 'class' && class_exists($name) || $type == 'interface' && interface_exists($name)) {
    return TRUE;

  if (!isset($lookup_cache)) {
    $lookup_cache = array();
    if ($cache = cache_get('lookup_cache', 'cache_bootstrap')) {
      $lookup_cache = $cache->data;

  // When we rebuild the registry, we need to reset this cache so
  // we don't keep lookups for resources that changed during the rebuild.
    $cache_update_needed = TRUE;
    $lookup_cache = NULL;

  // Called from drupal_page_footer, we write to permanent storage if there
  // changes to the lookup cache for this request.
    if ($cache_update_needed) {
      cache_set('lookup_cache', $lookup_cache, 'cache_bootstrap');

  // $type is either 'interface' or 'class', so we only need the first letter to
  // keep the cache key unique.
  $cache_key = $type[0] . $name;
  if (isset($lookup_cache[$cache_key])) {
    if ($lookup_cache[$cache_key]) {
      require_once DRUPAL_ROOT . '/' . $lookup_cache[$cache_key];
    return (bool) $lookup_cache[$cache_key];

  // This function may get called when the default database is not active, but
  // there is no reason we'd ever want to not use the default database for
  // this query.
  $file = Database::getConnection('default', 'default')->query("SELECT filename FROM {registry} WHERE name = :name AND type = :type", array(
    ':name' => $name,
    ':type' => $type,

  // Flag that we've run a lookup query and need to update the cache.
  $cache_update_needed = TRUE;

  // Misses are valuable information worth caching, so cache even if
  // $file is FALSE.
  $lookup_cache[$cache_key] = $file;

  if ($file) {
    require_once DRUPAL_ROOT . '/' . $file;
    return TRUE;
  else {
    return FALSE;