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Bug #53489 Passthru and Signals Appear Not Handled
Submitted: 2010-12-06 23:08 UTC Modified: -
Votes:1
Avg. Score:3.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:0 of 1 (0.0%)
From: broberts at ieee dot org Assigned:
Status: Open Package: Unknown/Other Function
PHP Version: 5.3.3 OS: Centos5
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2010-12-06 23:08 UTC] broberts at ieee dot org
Description:
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So I'm not really sure if this is a configuration issue or a bug, but passthru doesn't seem to be handling the signal due to ulimit as expected on Centos5.  

If I run myscript.sh at the bash command line, I get a nice "File too large detected via return code" show up and 2.1 MB of the 5 MB file copied. So it appears cp child process caught and handled the SIGXFSZ signal.

But when I run the PHP script, while the o/s stops cp at 2.1 MB, but ${LOCALRET} is 1 (of course I also see the "Got 0 as always" message as myscript.sh always returns 0). Somehow the child of myscript.sh isn't getting the signal properly it seems. In fact if it's a more elaborate process than a cp, it will not stop the process -- The process appears not to have gotten the signal (of course the o/s won't let it write more than 2.1 MB but it seems to be obvious to the signal).

When I'm on MacOS (running same PHP 5.3.3 with Apache 2) the signals seem to work correctly. So am I misunderstanding something here? Is there a configuration setting in PHP to make the Centos behave like the MacOS?  Or is this a Centos PHP bug?

BTW the Centos configure options are:
./configure --with-mysqli --with-zlib --with-xml --with-mysql --with-openssl --enable-sockets --enable-calendar --with-curl --with-apxs2

Test script:
---------------
<?php 
echo "<pre>";
passthru('/bin/myscript.sh',$return_code);
echo "<br>";
echo "Got $return_code as always";
echo "</pre>";
?>



#!/bin/bash

# set max write size to 2.1 MB and trigger SIGXFSZ
ulimit -f 2100  

cp /path/5mb_file /path/5mb_file.cp
LOCALRET=$?

# return code = 128+SIGXFSZ = 153 (on Centos and MacOS anyway)
if [[ ${LOCALRET} -eq 153 ]]; then
 echo "File too large detected via return code"
else
 echo "Got ${LOCALRET}"
fi

exit 0

Expected result:
----------------
File too large detected via return code
Got 0 as always

Actual result:
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Got 1
Got 0 as always

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