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Bug #51760 Memory Leak: zend hash not properly destroyed in CGI main
Submitted: 2010-05-06 23:57 UTC Modified: 2013-02-18 00:34 UTC
From: russell dot tempero at rightnow dot com Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Performance problem
PHP Version: 5.3.2 OS: Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2010-05-06 23:57 UTC] russell dot tempero at rightnow dot com
After upgrading to PHP 5.3.2, we ran it through Purify and noticed the following memory leak:

MLK: 32 bytes leaked at 0x9b70ca8
  * This memory was allocated from:
    calloc         [rtlib.o]
    _zend_hash_init [zend_hash.c:168]
    php_cgi_globals_ctor [cgi_main.c:1429]
    allocate_new_resource [TSRM.c:303]
    ts_resource_ex [TSRM.c:370]

The problem is that php_cgi_globals_ctor() (the constructor) is calling zend_hash_init() but there is no corresponding destructor to call zend_hash_destroy(). I have attached a patch that will fix this.

You will notice in the patch that I had to make changes to zend_hash_destroy() to prevent a double free. Apparently there are places that are already calling zend_hash_destroy() for the hash that is initialized in php_cgi_globals_ctor(), but it is not currently getting called all of the time. Perhaps a more correct fix would be to find where these other calls to zend_hash_destroy() are being made and either eliminate them altogether or make sure they are called all of the time and not have the destructor function.


zend_hash_init_MLK.diff (last revision 2010-05-06 21:57 UTC by russell dot tempero at rightnow dot com)

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 [2010-05-14 20:32 UTC] russell dot tempero at rightnow dot com
In my patch I forgot to set ht->pListHead to NULL. The following line should be added toward the end of the zend_hash_destroy() function:

ht->pListHead = NULL;
 [2010-06-08 14:04 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback
 [2010-06-08 14:04 UTC]
This hash is destroyed on shutdown by this function:

    return SUCCESS;
 [2010-06-08 15:49 UTC]
See also bug #47412.
 [2013-02-18 00:34 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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