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Bug #67686 date_create_from_format memory leak
Submitted: 2014-07-25 19:17 UTC Modified: 2020-11-15 04:22 UTC
From: alex at iplenix dot com Assigned: cmb (profile)
Status: No Feedback Package: Date/time related
PHP Version: 5.5.15 OS: windows 8.2 and centos 6.5
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2014-07-25 19:17 UTC] alex at iplenix dot com
function date_create_from_format leak memory when returns false.

Test script:


//	Coloca no diretorio do binario e dai todos as indirecoes funcionam
chdir( dirname ( __FILE__ ) );


function iplx_echo_memuse($msg){
	echo "$msg  php($m1) system($m2)\n";

function test_date_create_from_format($ts='20140530140000'){
	$date = date_create_from_format('d-m-Y H:i:s', $ts, new DateTimeZone('UTC'));
//	$date = date_create_from_format('Y-m-d H:i:s', $ts, new DateTimeZone('UTC'));
//	$date = date_create_from_format('YmdHis.u', $ts, new DateTimeZone('UTC'));
//	$date = date_create_from_format('YmdHis.s', $ts, new DateTimeZone('UTC'));
//	$date = date_create_from_format('d/m/y H:i:s', $ts, new DateTimeZone('UTC'));
	$date = date_create_from_format('YmdHis', $ts, new DateTimeZone('UTC'));
		$date->modify('+1 minute');
		$date = date_create_from_format('YmdHis', $ts, new DateTimeZone('UTC'));

function main_teste_memoria(){
	$ts = '20140530140000';
	$counting = 1;

	$oldLimit  = ini_get("memory_limit");
	echo "Current memory limit $oldLimit \n";
	ini_set("memory_limit", "1M");
	$oldLimit  = ini_get("memory_limit");
	gc_enable();	// enable memory management
	echo "Current memory limit $oldLimit \n";

		iplx_echo_memuse("Before test_date_create_from_format");
		iplx_echo_memuse("After  test_date_create_from_format");
		echo "Executions ($counting) \n";

Actual result:
Executing on Windows 8.1, PHP 5.5.15 the result after some seconds is this crash.

> php test_date_create_from_format.php
Executions (8188)
Before test_date_create_from_format  php(614928) system(1048576)
After  test_date_create_from_format  php(614960) system(1048576)
Executions (8189)
Before test_date_create_from_format  php(614960) system(1048576)
PHP Fatal error:  Allowed memory size of 1048576 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 524288 bytes) in X:\Iplenix_Fontes\mtx-gateway\gw-www\client-side\BirtechVirtualModem\bin\test_date_create_from_format.php on line 26

On centos 6.5 64bits, PHP 5.4.29 the result is very similar.

 $ php test_date_create_from_format.php
Executions (4090) 
Before test_date_create_from_format  php(692288) system(1048576)
After  test_date_create_from_format  php(692352) system(1048576)
Executions (4091) 
Before test_date_create_from_format  php(692352) system(1048576)
After  test_date_create_from_format  php(692416) system(1048576)
Executions (4092) 
Before test_date_create_from_format  php(692416) system(1048576)
After  test_date_create_from_format  php(692480) system(1048576)
Executions (4093) 
Before test_date_create_from_format  php(692480) system(1048576)
PHP Fatal error:  Allowed memory size of 1048576 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 524288 bytes) in /var/iplenix/mtx-gateway/gw-www/client-side/BirtechVirtualModem/bin/test_date_create_from_format.php on line 26


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 [2020-11-05 15:44 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback -Assigned To: +Assigned To: cmb
 [2020-11-05 15:44 UTC]
I cannot reproduce this with current PHP-7.3.  Does this still
happen to you with any of the actively supported PHP versions[1]?

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 [2020-11-15 04:22 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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