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Old 09-02-2008, 11:10 PM   #1
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possible search crash.../home/httpd/linuxquestions/questions/search.php


Hi

I was trying to search an old post as my memory remembered certain words.

I mention those words in case others can reproduce

/dev/null /etc/passwd intruder less info or information.

1) In searching I decided to limit searches to security forum and chose relevancy

2) Sometimes I got some hits and other times I got a blank screen is firefox.

I really do mean blank...firefox menu at top and a white screen below just like when you do a posting.
No sidebars etc

3) This did not concern me, initially I just tried different permutations and then I got this

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 24 bytes) in /home/httpd/linuxquestions/questions/search.php on line 1526

I know that LQ has sped up the time you can repeat searches and I was doing them fairly quickly...but I never got an message saying wait x seconds.

Let me know if you need more info

cheerio
 
Old 09-06-2008, 02:48 AM   #2
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Thanks for reporting.
LQ has had some problems but as far as I know they've been fixed that day.
If this happens again please post a new thread.
 
Old 09-06-2008, 07:07 PM   #3
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HI

I search again, not a crash this time but a repeatable event. If I search just security section I get results but they do not include all keywords

/dev/null /etc/passwd intruder

where I have selected relevancy and in descending order.
So IMHO I should find the top post has all 3 terms? but I get 12 pages of not so.

2) Fair enough so I select all forums...and get this result
http://h1.ripway.com/aus9/search.png

It is a blank screen below title bar icons and tabs.


3) When I changed from relevancy search to thread date, I finally get this feedback post, the one we are viewing, at the top. And a list of hits. (not the one I am looking for but that is not the issue) I am thinking there is something amiss with relevancy??

4) Thinking that I might be right on this I changed the search keywords to

/dev/null /bin/false ...all forums....relevancy and a fresh blank screen as per link

but if I reduce it to one forum I get hits.

Therefore AFAIK, the search crashes if you choose RELEVANCY and ALL FORUMS

Further confirmation (IMHO) was keyword /dev/null....type of search relevancy and all forums....the now familar blank screen.



Let me know if you need more info?

cheerio

Last edited by aus9; 09-06-2008 at 07:09 PM.
 
Old 09-06-2008, 07:27 PM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback. I'm doing some research into this issue now.

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