Using XDebug with a PHP CLI Script That Forks Children

Submitted by kentr on 10/23/2015, 15:02


Stepping through a PHP CLI script that forks processes (with pcntl_fork()) causes Eclipse debugger to hang (beachball).


Xdebug config:

xdebug.remote_enable = 1

; IP of the machine where the debug client is running, 
; such as the vagrant host machine.

xdebug.remote_autostart = 1
; "jit" = connect to client only on errors and xdebug_break().
xdebug.remote_mode = jit
xdebug.show_local_vars = 1

Eclipse config:

Preferences -> PHP -> Debug -> Installed Debuggers -> XDebug:

Accept remote session (JIT) = Prompt

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