poller.php multiple launched, eating up CPU

I wonder if the poller is really needed or if somehow the cron jobs can be executed without it? I had setup as it should be:

*/10 * * * * cd ${HOME}/friendica/htdocs/ && /usr/bin/php include/poller.php

If I let it runs, multiple php processes are forked eating up my CPU and slowing down the server. Currently it seems to work without it (and much faster).
#cron bug fadmin friendica poller
Maybe yours is better as it forks lesser processes. It was dirty hacking anyway. :)
It now seems to crash with "Terminated":

> cron_poller.sh: line 15: 32661 Terminated nice --adjustment=19 php ./include/poller.php

Zeile 15 ist genau der Befehl der hinter "Terminated" (TERM) steht.
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