Bug#402764: [php-maint] Bug#402764: libapache2-mod-php5: php processes loop and eat all cpu and resources

Alessandro Polverini alex at nibbles.it
Wed Dec 13 11:15:25 CET 2006

Hello Sean,
and thanks for your quick reply.

On Wed, 2006-12-13 at 08:31 +0100, sean finney wrote:
> hi alessandro,
> > [...]
> > over and over and over.
> hm... are any of the directories between /var and var/...../site
> symlinks?

No more, I suspected that could be a problem and I eliminated all
symlinks to be sure.

> otherwise, we'll need some more info, namely "dpkg -l '*php5*'" and any
> changes you've made to /etc/php5/apache2/php.ini, and any php related
> configuration in your apache2 configuration.

Here the relevant modules:
ii  libapache2-mod-php5                5.1.6-5
ii  php5                               5.1.6-5
ii  php5-cli                           5.1.6-5
ii  php5-common                        5.1.6-5
ii  php5-gd                            5.1.6-5
ii  php5-mysql                         5.1.6-5

Apache is version 2.2.3-3.1, mysql is 5.0.30-1, kernel is

The only change made to php.ini is increased the memory limit to 256M
and max execution time to 60 seconds.
There are non php related configuration in my apache2 config.

> also, are you using any .htaccess directives? anything mbstring related?
> is this a 3rd party web app or your own in-house application/site?

It's a 3rd party webapp build only on standard xoops modules, nothing
"strange" or developed in-house.
There are a couple .htaccess directive with this content:
Options All -Indexes
order deny,allow
deny from all


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