[php-maint] Bug#618462: php5: Large quantities of timezone file stat() calls causing possible regression

Derick Rethans derick at php.net
Mon Mar 5 21:56:55 UTC 2012

On Mon, 5 Mar 2012, Erik Jacobson wrote:

> Hi, while trying to narrow down possible causes of Apache child wait
> states, I came across this possible issue with PHP apparently calling
> stat() against the system timezone files repeatedly.  This bug seems to
> be primarily with tz init/searching looking at *all* the timezone files
> with a question as to if it's a performance impact.

Just FYI, PHP-proper doesn't do this. It's a rogue patch by 
Debian/Redhat that causes the insane amount of stat calls.


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