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Bug #64983 Memory allocated to script doesn't reflect memory_limit configuration setting
Submitted: 2013-06-07 04:59 UTC Modified: 2015-06-14 04:22 UTC
Avg. Score:5.0 ± 0.0
Reproduced:0 of 0 (0.0%)
From: reallfqq-php at yahoo dot fr Assigned: cmb (profile)
Status: No Feedback Package: FPM related
PHP Version: 5.4.16 OS: Debian 7 Wheezy
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2013-06-07 04:59 UTC] reallfqq-php at yahoo dot fr
I am using a script retrieving distant content to local system using OAuth fetch function, thus copying the whole files into memory, before writing them to disk using file_put_contents.
That means potentially big files end up in RAM.

My script hangs up in the middle of the loop with a strange and important error:
'NOTICE: PHP message: PHP Fatal error:  Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 51366915 bytes)'.
None of my files exceed thos 128MiB, by far.

Using a loop to iterate through files, I started sending to stderr custom error messages to track PHP memory usage and eventually track down any memory leak.

Using (in that specific order) the functions memory_get_usage(), memory_get_usage(true), memory_get_peak_usage() and memory_get_peak_usage(true), I got the following log (sample):
NOTICE: PHP message: 18044352 (18350080) of 31360096 (32505856)

I noticed the values returned by the peak_usage procedures were always the same, equal to 31MiB.

Why is the max possible allocated memory for my script set to 31 MiB?
The 'memory_limit' from PHP Info says 128M, confimed by the fatal error message.


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 [2015-06-05 01:52 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback -Assigned To: +Assigned To: cmb
 [2015-06-05 01:52 UTC]
Thank you for this bug report. To properly diagnose the problem, we
need a short but complete example script to be able to reproduce
this bug ourselves. 

A proper reproducing script starts with <?php and ends with ?>,
is max. 10-20 lines long and does not require any external 
resources such as databases, etc. If the script requires a 
database to demonstrate the issue, please make sure it creates 
all necessary tables, stored procedures etc.

Please avoid embedding huge scripts into the report.

 [2015-06-14 04:22 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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