4.6.x bootstrap.inc cache_get($key)
4.7.x bootstrap.inc cache_get($key)
5.x cache.inc cache_get($key, $table = 'cache')
6.x cache.inc cache_get($cid, $table = 'cache')
6.x cache-install.inc cache_get($key, $table = 'cache')
7.x cache.inc cache_get($cid, $bin = 'cache')

Return data from the persistent cache.


$key: The cache ID of the data to retrieve.

3 calls to cache_get()
archive_calendar in modules/archive.module
Generates a monthly calendar, for display in the archive block.
locale in modules/locale.module
Provides interface translation services.
page_get_cache in includes/bootstrap.inc
Retrieve the current page from the cache.


includes/bootstrap.inc, line 320
Functions that need to be loaded on every Drupal request.


function cache_get($key) {
  global $user;

  // Garbage collection necessary when enforcing a minimum cache lifetime
  $cache_flush = variable_get('cache_flush', 0);
  if ($cache_flush && $cache_flush + variable_get('cache_lifetime', 0) <= time()) {

    // Time to flush old cache data
    db_query("DELETE FROM {cache} WHERE expire != %d AND expire <= %d", CACHE_PERMANENT, $cache_flush);
    variable_set('cache_flush', 0);
  $cache = db_fetch_object(db_query("SELECT data, created, headers, expire FROM {cache} WHERE cid = '%s'", $key));
  if (isset($cache->data)) {

    // If the data is permanent or we're not enforcing a minimum cache lifetime
    // always return the cached data.
    if ($cache->expire == CACHE_PERMANENT || !variable_get('cache_lifetime', 0)) {
      $cache->data = db_decode_blob($cache->data);
    else {
      if (isset($user->cache) && $user->cache > $cache->created) {

        // This cache data is too old and thus not valid for us, ignore it.
        return 0;
      else {
        $cache->data = db_decode_blob($cache->data);
    return $cache;
  return 0;