Last Updated on 2021-06-17 by aeno
If you have Xdebug installed on your local development machine, you might experience the following error when running Magento:
Magento 2 is a complex piece of software with many classes that get called on every request.
When the Xdebug PHP extension is installed, it introduces a mechanism that stops execution after a certain amount of nested function calls was reached. According to the documentation it is set to a value of 256 by default.
This is a known issue with all Magento 2 versions and Xdebug and can be resolved by either:
- disabling Xdebug
- or increasing the php.ini configuration value for
Increase the Xdebug setting max_nesting_level
Find out, what .ini files are in effect in your PHP environment. You can do this by running
php --ini on your command line or by creating a PHP file with the content
<?php phpinfo(); and viewing it in your browser.
In both cases, PHP will tell you all the .ini files currently in use and it will look similar to the following:
xdebug.ini and add the following line to the end of its contents:
Code language: plaintext (plaintext)
xdebug.max_nesting_level = 512
Restart your web server (or php-fpm if you use it) and check whether the error was resolved. If not, you can try to further increase the nesting level and try again.