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Bug #23300 Sporadic PHP page load failures with "Initialized PHP Module" in error log
Submitted: 2003-04-21 18:35 UTC Modified: 2003-05-20 12:33 UTC
From: folsomke at plu dot edu Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: iPlanet related
PHP Version: 4.3.2-RC OS: Tru64 4.0f
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2003-04-21 18:35 UTC] folsomke at plu dot edu
I am configuring PHP 4.3.1 with the following:

./configure \
        --with-mysql \
        --with-nsapi=/apps/netscape/server4/ \
        --enable-track-vars \
        --with-ldap=/usr/local \
        --without-pear \
        --with-openssl=/usr/local/ssl

LDAP is the Netscape 3.0 SDK.  SSL is OpenSSL 0.9.7.  The web server is iPlanet Enterprise server version 4.1SP9.  The compiler is cc (though I also tried using gcc 2.95.3 and had the same problem as reported below).

The compile and install of PHP work well.  I've modified my web server config files according to instructions in the PHP manual for version 4.x of the iPlanet web server.  The web server starts fine and serves up PHP pages with no problems most the time.  But, occasionally, upon trying to load a PHP page, my web browser will report "The document contained no data."  Loading the document a second time usually brings it up normally.  Looking at the web server error log shows the following message is reported when the page fails to load:

    php4_init reports: Initialized PHP Module

It looks like the PHP page request is causing the iPlanet web server process to crash.  When the watchdog process re-starts the web server process, the PHP module is re-initialized.

I have seen some older references to this same problem in the bug archive, but these have not indicated any solutions.  Thanks much for your help.


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 [2003-04-22 11:58 UTC] folsomke at plu dot edu
The build and install went fine (using cc).  I was able to access PHP pages but, after several successful loads and reloads of PHP pages, I received the "Document contains no data" message, and the error log showed PHP initializing, the same as before.  Looks like the problem is still here.
 [2003-04-22 12:09 UTC] rasmus@php.net
NSAPI isn't really a supported platform for us.  There is only one person who has shown any interest at all in fixing anything in the NSAPI module over the past couple of years.  You may want to try to contact him directly.  You can reach Uwe Schindler at uwe@thetaphi.de
 [2003-05-15 13:25 UTC] sniper@php.net
Please try using this CVS snapshot:

  http://snaps.php.net/php4-STABLE-latest.tar.gz
 
For Windows:
 
  http://snaps.php.net/win32/php4-win32-STABLE-latest.zip

Some issues should be fixed with nsapi now.
If it still crashes (seems like it), provide a GDB backtrace.

 [2003-05-20 12:33 UTC] sniper@php.net
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