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Bug #16032 program spawned by backticks or shell_exec does not die when user cancels page
Submitted: 2002-03-13 01:04 UTC Modified: 2003-02-25 02:02 UTC
From: reed at zerohour dot net Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Program Execution
PHP Version: 4.1.2 OS: Debian GNU/Linux (kernel 2.2.16)
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2002-03-13 01:04 UTC] reed at zerohour dot net
A process spawned by backticks (backquotes) or with shell_exec() hang around indefinitely if I cancel the page while it's running. The program I'm running is a Perl script...
	$list = `mp-list 2>&1`;
	$list2 = shell_exec("mp-list 2>&1");
	$status = shell_exec("mp-add $file 2>&1");
(it's taking too long because of a bug in our networking code -- maybe this is why its not dying?)

When I do a ps ax (several minutes later) I get a whole bunch of stuff like:

27030 ?        S      0:00 /usr/sbin/apache
27031 ?        S      0:00 sh -c mp-list 2>&1
27032 ?        R      0:23 /usr/bin/perl /usr/local/bin/mp-list

Happens when I 'cancel' in MS IE 5 and in OmniWeb (Macintosh browsers).




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 [2002-05-26 14:13 UTC]
Dup of #15642
 [2003-02-25 02:02 UTC]
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to the existing bug instead.

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see bug #15642

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