There is php-fpm and opcache (downloaded and compiled from php.net)

opcache.enable = 1
opcache.use_cwd = 1

php-fpm profiles run in chroot, i.e. /home/user1/www/index.php -> /www/index.php, /home/user2/www/index.php -> /www/index.php , whats what index.php see in both cases.

user1 have installed wordpress. user2 have custom index.php.

user1's index.php was executed before user2's index.php .

In such case when i'm calling index.php from user2 folder i see compiled output of index.php from user1 folder.

Current solution: i can run different PHPs per user OR i must kill my beautiful structure /home/user1/www to /home/user1/user1www/ cause opcache need to see differ paths. Or i disable opcache, but it affect perfomance.

Is there a way to keep /home/user1/www, /home/user2/www etc and let opcache work correctly?


This is famous bug: https://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=69090 which was present for years. But not anymore.

So, update your php version, and add this to php.ini:


This will make cache keys unique per user, so even if there are two "/htdocs/wp-config.php" in two different chroot's, from now they will get two different cache entries.

  • Great news sir! – nikitasius Oct 18 '17 at 13:53

No, you need to have unique paths inside the chroot to achieve your goal. This issue happens because the whole PHP-FPM worker is working inside the chroot, but it is using a global OPCache. Inside the chroot it simply cannot see anything else than /www in the beginning of the filename.

This could be fixed in the PHP codebase by using both pool name and filename as the cache key. However, since chroot is a special case, it hasn't been implemented as far as I know.

When I was implementing chroot PHP-FPM for one project, I made a structure like:


Where the chroot directory was /srv/www/domain.com. This way there is always an unique identifier inside the chroot for the filename so that cache key collisions do not happen.

  • Now that I looked more closely at it, there has been discussion about this issue in PHP bug tracker: bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=69090. There has been a patch, but I don't know which PHP version has included the patch. The thread also reveals that the shared OPCache is a security issue. – Tero Kilkanen Jul 14 '17 at 23:59
  • yep, i've seen many issues in the web. It's why i asked here. – nikitasius Jul 15 '17 at 11:28
  • I will mark your answer as a solution, because.. there is no solution for chroot instead of unique patched inside chroot area. Hope PHP devs will fix it. – nikitasius Jul 15 '17 at 11:29

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