Good day,

Just reading this thread, figured I would put my $0.02 in.

This is apparently a known problem.  It seems to occur whenever the php
script uses lots of memory, actually, and it does the same thing whether
it's run standalone or as a module.

I first experienced it when I had a PHP script load a 10 meg LDAP database
into memory, which took some 90 Megs of RAM to do (overhead, I guess).  If I
ran the script standalone, it wouldn't quit right away.  If it was run as a
module, Apache would have to kill the child off (it logged this activity) if
I asked Apache to shut down.  If I ran the script a few times, all of the
memory of the machine would be used up, and I'd have to kill off Apache to
get it back.

Darren Gamble
Planner, Regional Services
Shaw Cablesystems GP
630 - 3rd Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2P 4L4
(403) 781-4948

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Soza [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Thursday, April 18, 2002 12:10 AM
Subject: RE: [PHP] Nasty DoS in PHP

Mine produced the same error message as yours, Jason, but the memory and CPU
usage continued until I hit the 'stop' button on the browser. It seemed to
have overridden both time and memory limits, as it had racked up 320 megs of
my RAM by the time I stopped it.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Murray [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 9:57 PM
Subject: RE: [PHP] Nasty DoS in PHP

> So that was both as an Apache mod and a CGI binary?  Sounds like it's
> reproducible.

Running as an Apache module here, it terminated as expected at 30 seconds.


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