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Bug #15258 memory_limit does not work
Submitted: 2002-01-28 14:44 UTC Modified: 2002-01-28 17:22 UTC
Avg. Score:4.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:0 of 0 (0.0%)
From: hs at cybertec dot at Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: *Graphics related
PHP Version: 4.1.0 OS: Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2002-01-28 14:44 UTC] hs at cybertec dot at
I am working with dynamic images and I have encountered the following problem:

        $image = genimage(2000000, 20000000);
        print "it worked";

function genimage($xsize, $ysize)
        $image = ImageCreate($xsize, $ysize);
        if      (!$image)
                die("cannot create image<br>\n");
        # painting background
        $white = ImageColorAllocate($image, 255, 255, 255);
        ImageFill($image, 1, 1, $white);
        return $image;

When I am running the script Apache will allocate a lot of memory even if memory_limit in php.ini is set to 8 megabytes of RAM. I guess that this is a bug because PHP does not seem to check for memory violation before allocating the memory needed by the pic.
Is there a way to solve the bug or at least to get around it. Maybe the problem has to do with GD (PHP cannot check before allocating). If it is this way this should be documented.

Thanks for your work,


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 [2002-01-28 17:22 UTC]
Works for me.
--enable-memory-limit is missing when you configure.
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