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Bug #28159 pg_pconnect(): Cannot create new link. Too many open links (0)
Submitted: 2004-04-26 17:46 UTC Modified: 2004-04-26 19:27 UTC
From: johnny at skydiveflorida dot net Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: PostgreSQL related
PHP Version: 4.3.4 OS: Debian linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2004-04-26 17:46 UTC] johnny at skydiveflorida dot net
When I make a call to pg_pconnect(), I get the error:

Warning: pg_pconnect(): Cannot create new link. Too many open links (0). 

My system configuration:
seven:/etc/php4/apache# dpkg -l | grep php4
ii  php4           4.3.4-4        A server-side, HTML-embedded scripting langu
ii  php4-curl      4.3.4-4        CURL module for php4
ii  php4-gd2       4.3.2+rc3-2    GD module (with GD2) for php4
ii  php4-mysql     4.3.4-4        MySQL module for php4
ii  php4-pear      4.1.2-6woody3  PEAR - PHP Extension and Application Reposit
ii  php4-pgsql     4.3.3-2        PostgreSQL module for php4
ii  php4-xslt      4.3.4-4        XSLT module for php4

seven:/etc/php4/apache# dpkg -l | grep postgres
ii  postgresql     7.4.2-0.backpo Object-relational SQL database, descended fr
ii  postgresql-cli 7.4.2-0.backpo Front-end programs for PostgreSQL
ii  postgresql-doc 7.2.1-2woody4  Documentation for the PostgreSQL database.

PHPInfo() for pgsql:

PostgreSQL Support enabled 
PostgreSQL(libpq) Version  7.4.2  
Multibyte character support  enabled  
SSL support  enabled  
Active Persistent Links  0  
Active Links  0  

Directive Local Value Master Value 
pgsql.allow_persistent On On 
pgsql.auto_reset_persistent Off Off 
pgsql.ignore_notice Off Off 
pgsql.log_notice Off Off 
pgsql.max_links 150 150 
pgsql.max_persistent 100 100 

Note that .max_links and .max_persistent were originally set to unlimited in php.ini (ie -1) but I tried changing the values to determine if the outcome would be different.

I realise that bug reports for previous versions (6+ months ago) have been submitted and answered, but I've read them and they do not solve the issue, they just suggest using the latest stable version of php4 

Reproduce code:
function connect()

        $this->dsn = "host='" . $this->hostName . "' port='" . $this->port . "' dbname='" . $this->database . "' user='" . $this->userName . "' password='". $this->passwd . "'";

        $this->link = pg_pconnect($this->dsn);
        return $this->link;

This code was tested and working using previous version of php4 / php4-pgsql packages as described above.

The line that causes the error is 
$this->link = pg_pconnect(...);

Expected result:
expect connection to be made to the postgres database.

Actual result:
Actual result is a warning, not a crash.


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