From:             [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Operating system: RedHat 6.2
PHP version:      4.0.5
PHP Bug Type:     *Session related
Bug description:  Executing background job from PHP causes session lock-up

Executed a perl script in the background like this:
perl $otherParams 2> /dev/null 1> /dev/null

Perl script forks and parent dies, so PHP "should" see the script as finished 
immediately, perl child does work in background (takes a few minutes to run).

PHP script that spawned perl script completes OK, browser stops waiting for more data 
from php script as it should.

However, when using the same browser window (or one from browser's file->new window) 
no other pages that referrence the session will load in the browser.  If we force the 
session to destroy just after the system() call, other scripts load just fine.  Also, 
other scripts work just fine if we start a new browser from scratch (creates new 

So it appears that the PHP session is getting messed up somehow b/c of the background 
system/exec/`` call.  This seems to prevent the following pages from loading the 
session properly and therefore they will not run.

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