ID: 25782
Updated by: [email][/email]
Reported By: akinder at technology-x dot com
-Status: Open
+Status: Bogus
Bug Type: Apache related
Operating System: Linux RedHat 9
PHP Version: 5.0.0b1 (beta1)
New Comment:

It's not PHP bug, you end up in a recursive infinite loop.
What you're doing is bad pracise, use require_once() and preferrably
absolute paths when possible.

(Free hint: Try to minimize the use of require/include always, they're
very expensive, rather have big files with everything than all that
split to several small files)

Previous Comments:

[2003-10-08 16:58:44] akinder at technology-x dot com

I'm using the php5 build 200310081730.
The crash still occurs, but when I run httpd -X through gdb, it just
says "Program exited with code 01" and there isn't any stack.

I've also found some other things I need to add.
The directory struct that is crashing is as so:

/ (toplevel htdocs)
/whi7/ (working directory)
/whi7/require.php (if file is present, it crashes)
/whi7/_inc/functions.php ( function file for whi7 )
/whi7/openwhi/smaAPI.php (filed required in require.php above)
/whi7/openwhi/require.php (OpenWHI's require.php file)
/whi7/openwhi/_inc/functions.php (OpenWHI's function file)

What I've found is that, if require.php is present, it won't crash.
BUT if require.php is present, AND it is requiring /openwhi/smaAPI.php,
it will crash.
If /whi7/_inc/functions.php is required along with /openwhi/smaAPI.php,
it won't crash, but says that "sma_data()" function didn't exist (which
is a function in /openwhi/_inc/functions.php ).

The smaAPI.php file requires "require.php" in the /whi7/openwhi/
directory, which in turn requires the functions.php file from

I'm beginning to think that PHP is entering some sort of infinite loop,
if the /whi7/ require.php is named require.php and requires smaAPI,
which requires require.php (under the /openwhi/ subdirectory)

Damn I've confused myself.. I'm not for sure if this is still a bug or
just bad coding practice on my part.


[2003-10-07 20:53:54] [email][/email]

Please try using this CVS snapshot:


For Windows:


And if this happens with latest CVS snapshot, please provide
GDB backtrace of the crash.


[2003-10-07 20:30:49] akinder at technology-x dot com

When developing, I normally require or include all necessary files in
one file top level, so that each script can require just one single
Normally this works fine, but starting last night, I found that if I
store all these includes/requires in my typical "require.php" file and
require it from my index.php, it crashes Apache. If I delete the
require.php from the directory, it works fine. Also, if I rename the
file to something like "global_includes.php" it works fine. It only
crashes if I put "require( 'require.php' );"

My other projects that use require.php still work fine, its just this
one (under directory /whi7/).

Also of note, regardless to what file I require within my index.php, as
long as require.php exists in the directory, it crashes Apache. httpd
-l shows mod_php5

Reproduce code:
require( 'openwhi/smaAPI.php' );

$api = new smaAPI();



require( 'require.php' );
//rest of page

Expected result:
It should just require the require.php file and work like normal, just
like the other projects.

Actual result:
The browser hangs, then stops loading the requested doent and just
sits on the one already open. Apache's error_log shows:

[Tue Oct 7 20:38:29 2003] [notice] child pid 2858 exit signal
Segmentation fault (11)


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