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Big upload support *always* eats memory?

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Hi. I am curious if a configuration that would allow (for example)
200MB file upload size, has the implication that the PHP memory
footprint is very large at ALL times?

This is for a client wishing to "very occasionally" require these huge
uploads.

Not long ago, we set up for 40mb and it looked like ps/top and other
memory reporting utilities showed apache using a much larger memory
segment than before.

We could afford 40mb but 200 is going to cause a shortfall,
theoretically anyway.

Apache 1.3.x and PHP 4.3.3 (pretty sure)

Thanks.

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Jul 17 '05 #1
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Jerry Sievers wrote:
Hi. I am curious if a configuration that would allow (for example)
200MB file upload size, has the implication that the PHP memory
footprint is very large at ALL times?


Doesn't the PHP max memory setting simply allow scripts more memory if
they need it? I don't think it'll reserve all of that when the script
starts (Otherwise you'd very quickly run out of memory even with a small
limit).

Cheers,
Nicholas Sherlock
Jul 17 '05 #2

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