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Bug #13182 session_start() can't create a _new_ session control file.
Submitted: 2001-09-06 14:16 UTC Modified: 2002-04-07 00:00 UTC
Votes:15
Avg. Score:4.4 ± 1.1
Reproduced:13 of 13 (100.0%)
Same Version:2 (15.4%)
Same OS:3 (23.1%)
From: d99alu at efd dot lth dot se Assigned: yohgaki (profile)
Status: No Feedback Package: Session related
PHP Version: 4.1.1 OS: Solaris 7
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2001-09-06 14:16 UTC] d99alu at efd dot lth dot se
We installed php 4.0.6 in a Roxen 2.1.625 web server on Solaris 7. Now we have a problem with temporary session files. The session_start() command will abort with the following error message:

Warning: open(/tmp/sess_e8771af1171a6cbdf51eebdba5199d25, O_RDWR) failed: m (0) in [path/file.php] on line 78

Warning: open(/tmp/sess_e8771af1171a6cbdf51eebdba5199d25, O_RDWR) failed: m (0) in Unknown on line 0

Warning: Failed to write session data (files). Please verify that the current setting of session.save_path is correct (/tmp) in Unknown on line 0

The thing is that session.save_path is correct. It points to /tmp, where the web server and php has write permissions. The session controller can read and write existing files. The problem occurs only when session_start() has to create a _new_ session control file. 

If we use fopen(), we can read and write files in /tmp. If we create a file with the name of the supposed session control file (sess_..., the name stated in the error message from session_start()) with fopen() and then reload the page, session_start() will execute correctly, using the file we just created for it. Then php will access the file correctly, writing and reading session variables just as it is supposed to.

So, again, the problem occurs only when session_start() has to create a _new_ session control file. Shouldn't a file be created automatically if it doesn't exist?

The only strange thing with the installation of PHP on Roxen was that no binary file was created. We can't find the stand-alone program to execute php files from the shell. This happened even though no error message was given at the time of installation.

The roxen installation was made as the config script suggested.

Do you have a clue why this problem occurs?

What our research toold us is:
"If the 'open' is a system call, then this is the expected behavior.
You need to provide a O_CREAT (or O_APPEND, don't know which) that will automatically create the file if it doesn't exist.  Just providing O_RDWR/RDONLY will not create the file, and will return an error if the file doesn't exist.  
This is the correct behavior for a POSIX open system call."


Best regards,

Andreas Lundgren
mailto:d99alu@efd.lth.se
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 [2001-12-19 22:24 UTC] yohgaki@php.net
Please test with 4.1.0 and latest CVS snapshot.
CVS snapshot source can be found 
http://snaps.php.net/
(No windows binary)

If you don't have problem with latest CVS snapshot,
you can close your bug report by yourself.

Please report the result. When you update your bug
report, do not forget updating PHP version also.

Thank you
-- 
Yasuo


 [2002-01-09 02:07 UTC] lobbin@php.net
No feedback. Closing.
 [2002-01-15 03:34 UTC] yohgaki@php.net
Got feedback from a user.
-- feedback from samcooley@yahoo.com --
Hello,

I was hoping you could re-open PHP-BUG #13182.  I have
completed a test in 4.1.1 and receive the same error. 
I have also attempted to compile a snapshot from CVS
but the build failed so I will have to tweak it and
get back to you on that.

As for this bug, I am attaching the error on top of a
phpinfo() page.  I originally tried it in 4.0.6 or
some older release.  The only configure params, as you
can see, are the Roxen location and the Sybase
location (for Sybase support).  

I have tested this application from 4.0.0 on in Apache
on Win2000, Solaris 7 and Solaris 8.  I have tested it
with 4.0.6 on Roxen with Solaris 7.  So the difference
here (and I have really tried to bring the configs as
close as possible) seems to be the Solaris 7 vs 8.  

I will try and gather more information but would
appreciate the bug being reopened as I feel it is
reproducible.

Regards,

Sam Cooley

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4.1.1 OUTPUT -----
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Warning: open(/opt/www/cgi-bin/blahapp/conf/sess_9265832f97f81fa3ad1ee1bcc7bd4de7, O_RDWR) failed: Error 0 (0) in /opt/www/cgi-bin/blahapp/php/blahapp_init.phtml on line 37
PHP Version 4.1.1 

System SunOS www.blah.com 5.8 Generic_108528-05 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-80 
Build Date Jan 15 2002 
Configure Command  './configure' '--with-sybase=/opt/sybase/SQL/current' '--with-roxen=/opt/roxen/server' 
Server API Roxen 
Virtual Directory Support disabled 
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4.latest-20020114 OUTPUT -----
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 [2002-01-15 03:37 UTC] yohgaki@php.net
Version update.
 [2002-01-15 04:20 UTC] d99alu at efd dot lth dot se
We sloved the problem in out system by saving the session data in the mySQL-databas. That is at least a way to avoid the problem.
best regards,
Andreas Lundgren
 [2002-02-03 19:48 UTC] yohgaki@php.net
This my be fixed by my patch.
(Session module was trying to open exlusively more than once)
 [2002-02-28 07:17 UTC] yohgaki@php.net
This bug has been fixed in CVS.


 [2002-02-28 19:37 UTC] yohgaki@php.net
I'm holding commit, it's not fixed yet
 [2002-03-06 02:45 UTC] yohgaki@php.net
Could you try snapshot now?

http://snaps.php.net/
 [2002-03-06 08:28 UTC] kage-chan at users dot sf dot net
Hello there.
I'm experiencing exactly the same problem as described above. The only difference is, I don't use Roxen as httpd, I use Apache (1.3.23). My PHP version is 4.1.2.
I hope it helped you a little ...

kage-chan
 [2002-04-07 00:00 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
No feedback was provided for this bug for over a month, so it is
being suspended automatically. If you are able to provide the
information that was originally requested, please do so and change
the status of the bug back to "Open".
 [2002-04-17 21:35 UTC] mpaulaherrero at hotmail dot com
Hi,

We have the same problem. We are using php 4.1.2, Apache 1.3.23 and Solaris 7, and we can't open sessions files.

Who can help us?

Maria Paula Herrero
 [2003-07-07 03:37 UTC] svec at nostromo dot cz
We are experiencing this problem too,

We have sessions stored in files, one directory per virtual web server

Problem shows absolute randomly, i can say, that it shows in ~ 1 - 2 % of php - processed pages.

Our config:

server:
redhat 7.2, latest apache2.0.46, php 4.2.3, apache & php compiled (no rpms)

config:

apache2:

./configure --sysconfdir=/var/www/conf --enable-shared=max --enable-ssl --with-ssl=/usr/local --enable-headers --enable-deflate --enable-env --enable-negotiation --enable-expires --enable-dav --enable-dav-fs

php:

./configure --with-apxs2=/usr/local/apache2/bin/apxs --with-config-file-path=/var/www/conf --enable-inline-optimization 
--with-pear=/var/www/pear --with-mysql=/usr/local --with-interbase --enable-dbase --enable-magic-quotes --with-zlib --enable-track-vars --enable-ftp --with-gd --with-jpeg-dir=/usr/local --with-png-dir=/usr/local --with-freetype-dir=/usr/local --with-openssl=/usr/local/ssl --with-curl=/usr/local --enable-rule=EAPI

thanks
 
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