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From:
notthatbbennett
Date:
January 27, 2003 06:46
Subject:
Re: Freeing code
Message ID:
2003-01-27-1954-20293@dbl-b.com
on 2003-01-27 07:47:48-06, Dave Mitchell <davem@fdgroup.com> wrote:
>On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 07:30:14AM -0600, Bill Bennett wrote:
>> I don't know whether this is really a bug, or if I'm inadvertently
>> creating some sort of circular reference, but here is the 
>> observation.  The code in example 1 doesn't leak memory, but
>> the code in example 2 does (at least it increases in size, slowly
>> but steadily as it runs).  I am running perl 5.8.0 under 
>> RedHat 8.0.  If anyone can explain this behavior as other than a
>> bug, I'd like to know the explanation.  Otherwise, I'll report it
>> to perlbug.
>
>Hmm, I get constant memory for the 2nd example on Solaris, both for
>5.8.0 and bleedperl. I don't have accesss to an RH8 box to try it on.
>
>Are you using the stock Perl that comes with Redhat 8, or did you build
>your own? In either case, could you show the output of
>
>    perl -V
>
>Thanks.
>

It seems to leak rather slowly, so are you sure you're giving it
enough time?  I also tried this on my laptop which is running a
stock install of SuSE 8.1  It leaks more slowly there, but steadily.
(This may be simply due to the fact that the laptop is much slower).

I think I'm using the stock Red Hat (I'm not the guy who builds the 
systems here).  

Here's the perl -V output from the RedHat system:

********* begin perl -V ***********************
> perl -V
Summary of my perl5 (revision 5.0 version 8 subversion 0) configuration:
  Platform:
    osname=linux, osvers=2.4.18-11smp, archname=i386-linux-thread-multi
    uname='linux daffy.perf.redhat.com 2.4.18-11smp #1 smp thu aug 15 06:41:59 edt 2002 i686 i686 i386 gnulinux '
    config_args='-des -Doptimize=-O2 -march=i386 -mcpu=i686 -Dmyhostname=localhost -Dperladmin=root@localhost -Dcc=gcc -Dcf_by=Red Hat, Inc. -Dinstallprefix=/usr -Dprefix=/usr -Darchname=i386-linux -Dvendorprefix=/usr -Dsiteprefix=/usr -Duseshrplib -Dusethreads -Duseithreads -Duselargefiles -Dd_dosuid -Dd_semctl_semun -Di_db -Ui_ndbm -Di_gdbm -Di_shadow -Di_syslog -Dman3ext=3pm -Duseperlio -Dinstallusrbinperl -Ubincompat5005 -Uversiononly -Dpager=/usr/bin/less -isr'
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    usethreads=define use5005threads=undef useithreads=define usemultiplicity=define
    useperlio=define d_sfio=undef uselargefiles=define usesocks=undef
    use64bitint=undef use64bitall=undef uselongdouble=undef
    usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef
  Compiler:
    cc='gcc', ccflags ='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -fno-strict-aliasing -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -I/usr/include/gdbm',
    optimize='-O2 -march=i386 -mcpu=i686',
    cppflags='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -fno-strict-aliasing -I/usr/include/gdbm'
    ccversion='', gccversion='3.2 20020822 (Red Hat Linux Rawhide 3.2-5)', gccosandvers=''
    intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=4, doublesize=8, byteorder=1234
    d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=12
    ivtype='long', ivsize=4, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='off_t', lseeksize=8
    alignbytes=4, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='gcc', ldflags =' -L/usr/local/lib'
    libpth=/usr/local/lib /lib /usr/lib
    libs=-lnsl -lgdbm -ldb -ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt -lutil
    perllibs=-lnsl -ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt -lutil
    libc=/lib/libc-2.2.92.so, so=so, useshrplib=true, libperl=libperl.so
    gnulibc_version='2.2.92'
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-rdynamic -Wl,-rpath,/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.0/i386-linux-thread-multi/CORE'
    cccdlflags='-fpic', lddlflags='-shared -L/usr/local/lib'


Characteristics of this binary (from libperl):
  Compile-time options: MULTIPLICITY USE_ITHREADS USE_LARGE_FILES PERL_IMPLICIT_CONTEXT
  Built under linux
  Compiled at Sep  1 2002 23:56:49
  %ENV:
    PERL5LIB="/usr/cms/bbennett/ccm_wa/cms/SourceDB~bbennett/SourceDB/include"
  @INC:
    /usr/cms/bbennett/ccm_wa/cms/SourceDB~bbennett/SourceDB/include
    /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.0/i386-linux-thread-multi
    /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.0
    /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.0/i386-linux-thread-multi
    /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.0
    /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl
    /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/i386-linux-thread-multi
    /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0
    /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl
    .


******** End perl -V ***********************************

The output of perl -V on the SuSe system is:

******** Begin perl -V *********************************
> cat foo.perl*
Summary of my perl5 (revision 5.0 version 8 subversion 0) configuration:
  Platform:
    osname=linux, osvers=2.4.19, archname=i586-linux-thread-multi
    uname='linux bloembergen 2.4.19 #1 mon apr 15 08:57:26 gmt 2002 i686 unknown '
    config_args='-ds -e -Dprefix=/usr -Dusethreads -Di_db -Di_dbm -Di_ndbm -Di_gdbm -Duseshrplib=true'
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    usethreads=define use5005threads=undef useithreads=define usemultiplicity=define
    useperlio=define d_sfio=undef uselargefiles=define usesocks=undef
    use64bitint=undef use64bitall=undef uselongdouble=undef
    usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef
  Compiler:
    cc='cc', ccflags ='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -fno-strict-aliasing -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64',
    optimize='-O3 --pipe',
    cppflags='-D_REENTRANT -D_GNU_SOURCE -fno-strict-aliasing'
    ccversion='', gccversion='3.2', gccosandvers=''
    intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=4, doublesize=8, byteorder=1234
    d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=12
    ivtype='long', ivsize=4, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='off_t', lseeksize=8
    alignbytes=4, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='cc', ldflags =''
    libpth=/lib /usr/lib /usr/local/lib
    libs=-lnsl -ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt -lutil
    perllibs=-lnsl -ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt -lutil
    libc=, so=so, useshrplib=true, libperl=libperl.so
    gnulibc_version='2.2.5'
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-rdynamic -Wl,-rpath,/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.0/i586-linux-thread-multi/CORE'
    cccdlflags='-fPIC', lddlflags='-shared'


Characteristics of this binary (from libperl):
  Compile-time options: MULTIPLICITY USE_ITHREADS USE_LARGE_FILES PERL_IMPLICIT_CONTEXT
  Built under linux
  Compiled at Sep  9 2002 18:13:56
  %ENV:
    PERL5LIB="/home/bbennett/pass/src/posda/include:/home/bbennett/pass/src/posda:/home/bbennett/pass/src/Base/include"
  @INC:
    /home/bbennett/pass/src/posda/include
    /home/bbennett/pass/src/posda
    /home/bbennett/pass/src/Base/include
    /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.0/i586-linux-thread-multi
    /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.0
    /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.0/i586-linux-thread-multi
    /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.0
    /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl
    .




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