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Bug #62225 apache segfault with function named init()
Submitted: 2012-06-04 18:03 UTC Modified: 2013-02-18 00:35 UTC
From: ehymel at e-medico dot com Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Class/Object related
PHP Version: 5.4.3 OS: Fedora 17
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2012-06-04 18:03 UTC] ehymel at e-medico dot com
I have been using a set of scripts and classes for about a year without problem 
until recent upgrade from Fedora 16 to 17, which brought with it PHP 5.4.3. I 
started seeing segfaults in apache and I eventually narrowed the problem to the 
use of the function name 'init()'. See the code below.

After some experimentation, I found that by simply renaming the init() function to 
something else, like initialize(), then all works fine.

fwiw, I do not have ZendFramework installed (I believe that framework uses init() 
function quite a bit).

Test script:
class Foo {
    function __construct() {
        // construction functions
    function init() {    
        // init functions;

class Bar{
    function __construct() {
        // construction functions
    function initialize() {    
        // init functions;

Expected result:
No segfault.

Actual result:


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 [2012-06-05 02:18 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback
 [2012-06-05 02:18 UTC]
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 [2013-02-18 00:35 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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