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Bug #47540 CLI can go into an infinite write() loop when ignore_user_abort(true)
Submitted: 2009-03-02 04:01 UTC Modified: 2016-09-28 04:22 UTC
From: tstarling at wikimedia dot org Assigned: tstarling (profile)
Status: Closed Package: CGI/CLI related
PHP Version: 5.2CVS-2009-03-02 (CVS) OS: Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2009-03-02 04:01 UTC] tstarling at wikimedia dot org
sapi_cli_ub_write() is faulty and may go into a tight infinite loop under certain circumstances. If write() produces an error, it calls php_handle_aborted_connection(), but if ignore_user_abort(true) has been called, this does not exit the request. Thus it enters an infinite loop.

Bug #20053 is a similar bug in a different SAPI. It's likely that many SAPIs have copied this code and suffer the same problem.

Reproduce code:
while ( true ) {
	fwrite( STDERR, microtime(true) . "\n" );
	echo "Hello\n";

Run it like this:

$ php nfs-test.php > /mnt/some-nfs-mount/test-file

Then while that is running, on another server:

$ rm /mnt/some-nfs-mount/test-file

Expected result:
It should exit when the file is removed, like it does when ignore_user_abort(true) is not called.

Actual result:
After a few seconds, the stderr output will stop ticking, and strace will show a flood of:

write(1, "Hello\n", 6)                  = -1 ESTALE (Stale NFS file handle)
write(1, "Hello\n", 6)                  = -1 ESTALE (Stale NFS file handle)
write(1, "Hello\n", 6)                  = -1 ESTALE (Stale NFS file handle)
write(1, "Hello\n", 6)                  = -1 ESTALE (Stale NFS file handle)
write(1, "Hello\n", 6)                  = -1 ESTALE (Stale NFS file handle)
write(1, "Hello\n", 6)                  = -1 ESTALE (Stale NFS file handle)


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 [2009-05-22 14:42 UTC]
Please try using this CVS snapshot:
For Windows:

I believe a similar bug has been fixed in 5.2.7.
 [2009-05-30 01:00 UTC] php-bugs 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".
 [2016-09-28 04:22 UTC]
-Status: No Feedback +Status: Closed -Assigned To: +Assigned To: tstarling
 [2016-09-28 04:22 UTC]
I confirmed that this is fixed.
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