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Bug #40800 cannot disable memory_limit with -1
Submitted: 2007-03-14 06:44 UTC Modified: 2007-03-14 11:58 UTC
From: php at vicaya dot com Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Scripting Engine problem
PHP Version: 5.2.1 OS: Linux 64-bit
Private report: No CVE-ID:
 [2007-03-14 06:44 UTC] php at vicaya dot com
According to the documentation:

"Note that to have no memory limit, set this directive to -1."

But the code use more than 4GB virtual memory crashes with "Fatal error: Allowed memory size of -1 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 605 bytes) in ..." anyway.

Reproduce code:
<? count(file("a_10GB_file")) ?> // not production code :)
on a machine with enough ram and swap space.

Expected result:
number of lines in "a_10GB_file".

Actual result:
"Fatal error: Allowed memory size of -1 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 605 bytes) in ..."

Suspect that memory limit directive is still a 32bit unsigned integer (size_t) and -1 is converted to 4G-1.


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 [2007-03-14 10:21 UTC] php at vicaya dot com
USE_ZEND_ALLOC=0 php... seems to workaround the limit.
 [2007-03-14 11:58 UTC]
This bug has been fixed in CVS.

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