When I said "process" I meant "request". Sorry. Is it possible that the PHP globals are being used across requests (i.e., within the same process)? We noticed this when upgrading from a version of PHP (4.0.6?) prior to the new super-globals being added to PHP 4.1.2.
The code in this case is so straightforward that I can't see any other explanation. The variable in question comes from the URL. For example, if the URL is http://foo.com/page.php?var=abc, $var in the PHP is a different value in these rare cases. And the variable we use here is in a very specific format and it is a valid value just that it's a different value from the one in the URL. Also note that we've only seen this problem when the variable has a longer string than the one in the URL. Using the URL from the above example again, $var has a value like "abcdef" which is valid value but longer (in addition to being wrong). It's as if PHP is re-using memory from a previous request and is not truncating the string properly for the next request. Does that make more sense? Possible? Rasmus Lerdorf <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I don't see how. But if what you are saying is actually happening, then > it is a Linux kernel-level bug if memory is leaking from one process to > another. No matter how badly we screwed up in PHP, the kernel prevents > such a screwup from infecting a separate process. > I'd suggest having a close look at your code. > -Rasmus > On 30 Jun 2002 [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: >> We are seeing a rare bug that seems to imply that there is a bug in PHP's >> global variables across httpd processes. To make a long story short, it >> appears that on rare occassions our script gets the value of a HTTP_GET_VARS >> variable from another user's process. Is this possible? BTW, it seems to occur >> when using HTTP_GET_VARS and the new 'super globals'. >> >> FWIW, we're using PHP 4.1.2 on (Red Hat) Linux 2.4.9 with Apache 1.3.12. >> >> Thanks! >> >> (please reply via email in addition to posting here if possible) >> >> >> >> -- >> PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) >> To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php >> -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php