From:             [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Operating system: Linux 2.4.2
PHP version:      4.0.4pl1
PHP Bug Type:     Filesystem function related
Bug description:  Canceled stdout streams end up in apache's error_log

If you readfile() a large file, then cancel the stream, the entire file ends up in the 
error_log.  For some reason, on stream cancel, it then writes the file into Apache's 

Simple script:

header("Content-type: audio/mpeg");
header("Content-length: $song[size]");

Just start this, cancel the stream, and watch your error_log.

I tried manipulating php.ini's error log attributes, but it didn't help.  I turned off 
all logging, and it still showed up.

It's important to note it's not only readfile() that can place its contents into 
error_log.  I see this with other large (very large) outputs of just text.  If I 
cancel the downloading of a very large result page from PHP, it too will end up in the 

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