I'm trying to list out the results of getrawmempool by newest transactions first.

Here's what I've got:

getrawmempool returns the memory pool in order of transaction hash, so I'm using PHP to sort it:

// Get an array of the memory pool transactions
$getrawmempool = $bitcoin->getrawmempool(true); // true = verbose

// Create a new array of "txid" => "time" (just so I can sort it)
foreach (array_keys($getrawmempool) as $txid) {
     $mempool[$tx] = $getrawmempool[$txid]['time'];

// Sort the new array

// Print results

Now, this isn't terribly slow, but sorting 10,000+ array values isn't terribly snappy.


  • Is there a way of getting the mempool in order of newest first from bitcoin-cli?
  • If not, is there a faster/better way of sorting the returned results?

I'd like to play around with all the mempool transactions using PHP. So if I can get the mempool transactions in order along with all the verbose information about each one, that would be handy.

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I think you have two options:

1) Patch bitcoin-core and make getrawmempoolentry return the mempool transaction sorted after entry_date. There is boost multi index that would be capable to fast sort the mempool transaction (https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin/blob/master/src/txmempool.h#L303)

2) You can try to improve your PHP sort speed. IMHO Arsort is not the best choice.

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