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Bug #24677 [PEAR] File::readAll() does not close file handle after reading
Submitted: 2003-07-16 09:08 UTC Modified: 2005-05-24 01:00 UTC
Avg. Score:4.5 ± 0.5
Reproduced:2 of 2 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (50.0%)
Same OS:0 (0.0%)
From: pjones at ciaweb dot net Assigned: coredumb (profile)
Status: No Feedback Package: PEAR related
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: OpenBSD 3.1
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2003-07-16 09:08 UTC] pjones at ciaweb dot net
When using File::readAll() to read the entire contents 
of the same file more than once in the same script, the 
first readAll() returns the contents properly, but 
subsequent readAll() calls do not.  I think this is 
because readAll() does not close the file handle when 
the method is complete (it leaves the file handle open, 
thus locking the file off from subsequent access).


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 [2003-07-31 04:24 UTC]
That should fix it?

Can anyone take a look at it?

Index: File.php
RCS file: /repository/pear/File/File.php,v
retrieving revision 1.24
diff -u -u -r1.24 File.php
--- File.php    28 Jan 2003 11:19:27 -0000      1.24
+++ File.php    31 Jul 2003 09:23:38 -0000
@@ -173,7 +173,7 @@
             $file .= $tmp;
+       File::close($filename);
         return $file;

@@ -352,15 +352,21 @@
     * @param  string $mode     Mode the file was opened in
     * @return mixed            PEAR Error on error, true otherwise
-    function close($filename, $mode)
+    function close($filename, $mode = FILE_MODE_READ)
-        if (!PEAR::isError($fp = &File::_getFilePointer($filename, $mode))) {
-            $filePointers = &PEAR::getStaticProperty('File', 'filePointers');
+        $filePointers = &PEAR::getStaticProperty('File', 'filePointers');
+        if (!isset($filePointers[$filename]) OR !is_resource($filePointers[$filename])) {
+            if (PEAR::isError($fp = &File::_getFilePointer($filename, $mode, $lock))) {
+                return $fp;
+            }
+        } else {
+            $fp = &$filePointers[$filename];
+        }
+        if(isset($filePointers[$filename][$mode])) {
-            return fclose($fp) ? true : PEAR::raiseError('Failed to close file: ' . $filename);
-        return $fp;
+        return fclose($fp) ? true : PEAR::raiseError('Failed to close file: ' . $filename);


 [2003-09-30 13:40 UTC] pmjones at ciaweb dot net
Sorry to take so long to get back to you.  Applied the 
patch, does not appear to work.  Using File::readAll() 
on a file the first time gives a notice "Undefined 
variable 'lock' at line 360 in File.php'" but reads the 
file OK.  Using it subsequently on the same file, it 
goes into an infinite loop with "WARNING [feof(): 7 is 
not a valid File-Handle resource] in file [/usr/local/
share/pear/File.php] at line [209]".
 [2004-08-02 23:01 UTC] c0254328 at hud dot ac dot uk
Anybody managed to fix this problem. I have just come accross this myself. I tried the patch too with no success.
 [2005-05-24 01:00 UTC] pear-dev at lists dot php dot net
No feedback was provided for this bug for over a week, so it is
being suspended automatically. If you are able to provide the
information that was originally requested, please do so and change
the status of the bug back to "Open".
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