OS: Windows (XP and 7 tested)
PHP: 5.2.9 and 5.3.3
I created my own php sapi 1 year ago and it was only single threaded.
Now I tried to make it multi-threaded by using TSRM.
I got 1 thread starting up and shutting down the TSRM and my module and
many other threads executing requests. You can take a look at this
abstract example here:
DWORD WINAPI test_thread(void*)
TSRMLS_FETCH() // a lot of memory is allocated here
// execute the request (just core functions written here)
ts_free_thread(); // I tried to free the memory allocated through
tsrm_startup(25, 1, 0, NULL);
php_module_startup(&my_php_sapi, NULL, 0);
// start 25 threads running "test_thread()" here using CreateThread()
// call module/sapi shutdown functions
tsrm_shutdown(); // all memory gets freed here
The request threads work fine but I noticed that all the copies allocated
through TSRMLS_FETCH() last in the memory until tsrm_shutdown() gets
executed. So I browsed the web and found that ts_free_thread() should
solve it. But now here's the problem:
When I'm executing only 1 request thread at a time, everything works fine
and ts_free_thread() frees all resources. But when I run multiple threads
at the same time the memory gets up and down until all threads finished.
But after all threads exited the memory grows up enormous.
This is what happens:
- start 25 threads -- memory: ~25.000 k
- threads finish one by one -- memory: ~25.000 k --> ~4.000 k
- all threads finished -- memory: ~50.000 k
I was using php 5.2.9 and now tried the same with the latest stable 5.3.3
release but the problem still resists.
I couldn't really locate the problem yet.
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