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Bug #76438 wrong curl_getinfo time values
Submitted: 2018-06-09 20:31 UTC Modified: 2019-05-08 16:54 UTC
Avg. Score:3.8 ± 0.8
Reproduced:3 of 3 (100.0%)
Same Version:1 (33.3%)
Same OS:2 (66.7%)
From: example1 at example2 dot com Assigned:
Status: Re-Opened Package: cURL related
PHP Version: Irrelevant OS: Windows 7.1
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2018-06-09 20:31 UTC] example1 at example2 dot com
curl_getinfo sometimes returns very big time values.
4295.139296, 4295.310296 and 4295.295296 are very frequent (about 57%).
All I have spotted were of format 4295.***296 .
Apache/2.4.27 (Win64) PHP/7.1.9.

Test script:
	$curl = curl_init();
	curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_URL, '');
	curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_CONNECTTIMEOUT, 10);
	curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, 15);
	curl_setopt($curl, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
	$info = curl_getinfo($curl);
	echo 'total_time = ' . $info['total_time'] . '<br>';
	echo 'namelookup_time = ' . $info['namelookup_time'] . '<br>';
	echo 'connect_time = ' . $info['connect_time'] . '<br>';
	echo 'pretransfer_time = ' . $info['pretransfer_time'] . '<br>';
	echo 'starttransfer_time = ' . $info['starttransfer_time'] . '<br>';
	echo 'redirect_time = ' . $info['redirect_time'] . '<br>';

Expected result:
typical normal result:

total_time = 0.327
namelookup_time = 1.0E-6
connect_time = 0.171
pretransfer_time = 0.171
starttransfer_time = 0.327
redirect_time = 0

Actual result:
total_time = 4295.326296
namelookup_time = 0.015
connect_time = 4295.154296
pretransfer_time = 4295.154296
starttransfer_time = 4295.326296
redirect_time = 0


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 [2019-03-26 14:52 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback
 [2019-03-26 14:52 UTC]
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 [2019-04-07 04:22 UTC] php-bugs at lists dot php dot net
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 [2019-05-08 15:56 UTC] ax2002 at gmx dot net
Hi there,

I would like to reopen this bug because I had the same problem. And tried to find out more details about it.

I have a XAMPP installation in Windows 10.

Apache httpd: 2.4.37 Win32
PHP-version: 7.3.0 
Curl-lib: 7.57.0 

If I use PHP as module mod_php the curl_getinfo($curl) shows the correct time in "total_time".

If I use Php as *fcgi* the "total_time" looks like the time in ms x 1000. Other time values (i.e. starttransfer_time) shaow the same behaviour.

If the time should be something like 16 ms then "total_time" contains 
- 0.016 with mod_php (what is correct)
- 16000 in fcgi (factor 1000)

For the test I use the same install directory with the same binaries of Apache, PHP and its modules. I only switched the kind of php usage by config (httpd.conf). 

The problem seems to be the fcgi mode. Maybe on MS Windows only (I did not tested it on another platform).

 [2019-05-08 16:54 UTC]
-Status: No Feedback +Status: Re-Opened
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