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Bug #22361 Endless loop causes windows to reboot
Submitted: 2003-02-21 13:50 UTC Modified: 2003-02-22 14:18 UTC
Avg. Score:3.0 ± 2.0
Reproduced:1 of 2 (50.0%)
Same Version:0 (0.0%)
Same OS:1 (100.0%)
From: max at tvattomaten dot com Assigned:
Status: Wont fix Package: Class/Object related
PHP Version: 4.3.1 OS: windows xp, sp1
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2003-02-21 13:50 UTC] max at tvattomaten dot com

I've noticed that this buggy code causes a windows xp crash and reboot:

class A {
 var Object;
 function A(){
  $this->Object = new B();

class B {
 var Object;

 function B(){
  $this->Object = new A();

and then running:

$myObject = new B();


I figure that first of all this should not result in that windows reboots. Second I wouldn't mind if with the notices turned on it should report a notice for this error (I can't be the only one that's done this). At least there should be such a check for the constructor since it seems that I can't learn from my previous mistakes :-D

Thanks for great software!

//Max Gordon

PS. I'm running latest version of apache 2 DS


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 [2003-02-21 14:54 UTC] php at codewhore dot org
Check your hardware for stability. PHP cannot possibly cause windows to reboot without either a major kernel bug in windows or faulty hardware.
 [2003-02-22 05:24 UTC] max at tvattomaten dot com
I've been thinking about reinstalling win xp for some time now but I hate reinstalling all my software and reconfiguring. I know that there is something fishy with my xp but this is the only time it actually reboots. That's why I still think it may be an issue that may be interesting to fix.
 [2003-02-22 14:18 UTC]
What happens is a stack overflow due to an unterminated loop. PHP has no internal stack protection so it crashes. As to why windows crashes & reboots that's already an MS bug and not a PHP problem. 
In a properly working OS, this would only result in a PHP crash.
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