At 04:31 PM 7/6/2001 +0200, Thies C. Arntzen wrote:
>On Fri, Jul 06, 2001 at 05:12:07PM +0300, Andi Gutmans wrote:
> > Thies,
> >
> > I have thought about your problem.  Your patch fixed your test case but it
> > won't fix all test cases. It is pretty much impossible to make sure on
> > bailout (including exit() and errors) that all of the reference counts of
> > the variables will go down to 0 even if we clean the call stack. This is
> > due to necessary internal locking of variables in Zend.
>     i don't understand why we cant go thru the call-stack and
>     del-ref all the arguments? we're shutting down anyhow -
>     right?
>     also i'm *not talking* about bail at all - bail dosn't work
>     anyhow - and there's no good way to fix it IMHO. but what
>     needs to work is calling exit() from a function if there are
>     resources somewhere on the stack.

Because as I mentioned there might be locked variables which aren't in the 
call stack. This is what I could think of right now but there might be 
other problems too.

> > I think we need to think of a better way to handle resource shutdowns
> > (maybe with priorities).
>     this will be major headache, right?
>     don't get me wrong, but i need this to get fixed elsewise
>     using refcounts for dependicies is simply not working and i
>     would have to think of something different - which would be a
>     real shame.

Don't get me wrong. I really want to help you :) I just can't think of a 
great way right now. The only thing I could think of is making the resource 
shutdown smarter (will probably be quite a bit slower though).


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