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  1. Moodle
  2. MDL-9557

SCORM import blank screen (caused by set_time_limit())

    Details

    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 1.8
    • Fix Version/s: 1.8.1
    • Component/s: SCORM
    • Labels:
      None
    • Environment:
      PHP 5.2.0, MySql 5.0.27
    • Database:
      MySQL
    • Affected Branches:
      MOODLE_18_STABLE
    • Fixed Branches:
      MOODLE_18_STABLE

      Description

      I tried to import SCORM courses into Moodle. Lot of these courses could be imported, but several ones couldn't be imported. No error message, just a blank screen. After some debugging (I set $db->debug=true and I turned on the error reporting) I found that the error was occured because the 5 seconds timeout exceeded. In php.ini the timeout value was 30 seconds. I continued the debugging and found the timeout setting statement in the "moodle\mod\scorm\locallib.php" file in the scorm_delete_files($directory) function. The course was successfully imported after I removed the statement.

      I think, this statement causes the error, because it overriddes the the default php.ini value. It restarts the max_execution_time counter, but only 5 seconds remain to finish any other operation after last set_time_limit() call. If the course is "big" this time value isn't sufficient.

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            szazo Zoltán Szarvas created issue -
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            dougiamas Martin Dougiamas added a comment -

            Fixed in CVS (changed the timeout to zero)

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            dougiamas Martin Dougiamas added a comment - Fixed in CVS (changed the timeout to zero)
            dougiamas Martin Dougiamas made changes -
            Field Original Value New Value
            Status Open [ 1 ] Resolved [ 5 ]
            Fix Version/s 1.8.1 [ 10213 ]
            Resolution Fixed [ 1 ]
            Assignee Roberto Pinna [ upo ] Martin Dougiamas [ dougiamas ]
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            adanker aaron.danker@pixelphish.com added a comment -

            What is the maximum file size that can be executed/unzipped and used within the system or where can I increase this timeout to allow for larger file-sizes?

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            adanker aaron.danker@pixelphish.com added a comment - What is the maximum file size that can be executed/unzipped and used within the system or where can I increase this timeout to allow for larger file-sizes?
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            szazo Zoltán Szarvas added a comment -

            The timeout value is currently set to zero that means no timeout is used (http://php.net/set_time_limit), so while uploading the time will never expire.

            The maximum file size is the another issue, it can be configured in the php.ini. using the 'post_max_size' and 'upload_max_filesize' parameters. For further informations see this page: http://docs.moodle.org/en/Installing_Moodle#Check_PHP_settings

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            szazo Zoltán Szarvas added a comment - The timeout value is currently set to zero that means no timeout is used ( http://php.net/set_time_limit ), so while uploading the time will never expire. The maximum file size is the another issue, it can be configured in the php.ini. using the 'post_max_size' and 'upload_max_filesize' parameters. For further informations see this page: http://docs.moodle.org/en/Installing_Moodle#Check_PHP_settings
            danmarsden Dan Marsden made changes -
            Status Resolved [ 5 ] Closed [ 6 ]
            dougiamas Martin Dougiamas made changes -
            Workflow jira [ 20574 ] MDL Workflow [ 55863 ]
            dougiamas Martin Dougiamas made changes -
            Workflow MDL Workflow [ 55863 ] MDL Full Workflow [ 84984 ]

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                • Created:
                  Updated:
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                  Fix Release Date:
                  11/Jun/07