Comment 14 for bug 316441

Ondřej Surý (ondrej) wrote :

> Yet another reason to loose this cron job.

The reason why the Debian way of gc was introduced was security issue.

Phil, do you expect that standard installation of Debian PHP will work out-of-the-box even on high load servers without any tweaks and settings?

You are free to set the php in any way you want it. However suggesting we drop the security on the floor because your server was experiencing high load isn't really reasonable. I am sorry, but with PHP no size can fit all, and the cron-job approach is most conservative security wise.

I don't mind changing the README or default comments in the php.ini, but the default PHP installation should be most secure (even though it may not be the fastest or most efficient).