StoreRemoteMedia does not observe max_upload_size configuration variable
Many people on gnuSocial have experienced OOM errors loading their timeline, due to overly large images overrunning the PHP memory limit. The root of this problem seems to be that StoreRemoteMedia does not observe the max_upload_size variable in php.ini as if it did, users could simply set this configuration variable in such a way that the image manipulations would not run out of memory. Additionally, gnuSocial has it's own upload size limit if I'm not mistaken, which this plugin also should check and does not.
The hackish patch for this I applied to the community.highlandarrow.com instance is here: https://community.highlandarrow.com/patches/StoreRemoteMediaPlugin.php.txt
It checks the upload variable for PHP. It could easily be modified to check the GS variable.