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Basic Info:

APC Version     3.1.13
PHP Version     5.4.7-1~dotdeb.0
APC Host (li263-94) (
Server Software nginx/1.2.4

In my config, I have apc.stat = 0 and apc.Canonicalize = 1


I've got several mediawiki installs that have a lot of common files, since I'm limited on ram I was looking for ways to use APC to its fullest, I discovered that in theory if I symlinked common files (Like /var/www/includes/ to /var/www2/includes) it should realpath to the same path /var/www/includes but apc.php is showing differntly then the expected output (Have a ton more hits on /var/www/includes/.php and not show any /var/www2/includes/.php)

Here is a screenshot of what apc.php is reporting:

as you can see that is not the expected output, am I just doing it wrong? or is it a bug?

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Looks like you're using MediaWiki. You should consider using a single MediaWiki installation to serve all your wikis. – Michael Hampton Oct 2 '12 at 14:19
due to the sheer amount of changes we do, about 45% of the installs cannot be shared (Trust me I tried) – user554005 Oct 2 '12 at 18:53

It looks to be a apc.php bug, the number of files in the cache that apc is reporting is about what it should be, this graph should help

as you can see, there is a big spike (Thats me upping the ram it can use) then it starts to level out into the lower area, so you can see that it wanted to cache about 5k files before, now with proper symlinking its caching about 1.5k files

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Might be a PHP bug - does realpath() dereference the symbolic links? – symcbean Oct 2 '12 at 14:54
its libc's (I checked the source of APC) version of realpath(), I should test that and take a look – user554005 Oct 2 '12 at 18:52

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