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Bug #47328 shmop_open memory leak cause apache crash
Submitted: 2009-02-06 10:26 UTC Modified: 2009-02-08 15:59 UTC
From: hszheng at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Semaphore related
PHP Version: 5.2.9RC1 OS: win32
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2009-02-06 10:26 UTC] hszheng at gmail dot com
php version 5.2.6
Build Date 	May 2 2008 18:01:20 
PHP API 	20041225
PHP Extension 	20060613
Zend Extension 	220060519

Apache/2.2.8 (Win32) PHP/5.2.6 
Apache API Version 	20051115 

Request URL http://host/file1.php
Request URL http://host/file2.php and refresh several times.
windows alert that httpd.exe - application error. notice a memory address can not be "read".

In Task manager during the operation, the process httpd.exe memory usage increment quickly, and then crashed.

Reproduce code:
$int_shm = shmop_open(20000, 'c', 0600, 2048);
shmop_write($int_shm, 'abcd', 0);
echo "OK";

for($i = 0; $i < 10000; $i ++){
    $int_shm = shmop_open(20000, 'a', 0, 0);
    $str_data = trim(shmop_read($int_shm, 0, 100));
echo $str_data;
echo "Done.<br />";

Expected result:
Warning: shmop_open() [function.shmop-open]: unable to attach or create shared memory segment in F:\home\share_var2.php on line 3

Warning: shmop_read() [function.shmop-read]: no shared memory segment with an id of [0] in F:\home\share_var2.php on line 4

Warning: shmop_close() [function.shmop-close]: no shared memory segment with an id of [0] in F:\home\share_var2.php on line 5


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 [2009-02-08 15:59 UTC]
Thank you for taking the time to write to us, but this is not
a bug. Please double-check the documentation available at and the instructions on how to report
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The system only allows so many shm segments, if you saturate the queue 
with the ones from PHP, apache will not be able to create internal 
segments and will abort.
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