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Bug #2033 serialize() produces: FATAL: emalloc(): Unable to allocate 4160742841l bytes
Submitted: 1999-08-11 14:13 UTC Modified: 2002-06-16 22:43 UTC
From: elfchief at lupine dot org Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Misbehaving function
PHP Version: 3.0.12 OS: SunOS 4.1.3
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [1999-08-11 14:13 UTC] elfchief at lupine dot org
Calling serialize() produces an "unable to allocate insane amounts of memory" error... Even <? serialize(5); ?> will produce this error.

This is caused because functions/var.c is using sprintf() rather than _php3_sprintf(), where the latter is designed to work around a 'feature' in SunOS where sprintf returns the string written (char *) rather than the number of characters written (int).

1,$ s/sprintf/_php3_sprintf/g in functions/var.c to repair this problem.

(I also noticed the same problem in interbase.c, though I don't use that module myself. The fix is left as an exercise for the reader :)

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 [1999-08-31 09:20 UTC] thies at cvs dot php dot net
fixed in CVS
 [1999-08-31 09:25 UTC] thies at cvs dot php dot net
unifixed - configure needs to find that out!

 [1999-11-12 12:01 UTC] joey at cvs dot php dot net
If I am not mistaken, thies is trying to say that configure should decide whether to use
sprintf() or _php3_sprintf().  I beleive this is in progress. Should this be "assigned"?
 [2002-06-16 08:37 UTC] sander@php.net
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