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Bug #41220 serialize takes huge amount of memory
Submitted: 2007-04-28 22:30 UTC Modified: 2007-05-08 01:00 UTC
Avg. Score:5.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:2 of 2 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (50.0%)
Same OS:2 (100.0%)
From: shshzi at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Unknown/Other Function
PHP Version: 5.2.1 OS: Linux i386
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2007-04-28 22:30 UTC] shshzi at gmail dot com
when using serialize on some large (not huge) array, it will take insane
amounts of memory.
look at the code , when using size array of 30,000 , the script works
as expected, indicating that the output is a mere 2MB in length,
while enlarging the array to 50,000 elements causes php to go crazy and
hit the 600MB i've allowed him to consume...

Reproduce code:
$a = array();

        $a[$i] = "aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa";

$z = serialize($a);
print strlen($z);


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 [2007-04-30 13:14 UTC]
Not reproducible.
 [2007-05-08 01:00 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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