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Re: Fixed: [perl #24255] shared hash ref memory leak in 5.8.1

Elizabeth Mattijsen
October 24, 2003 03:22
Re: Fixed: [perl #24255] shared hash ref memory leak in 5.8.1
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At 11:12 +0100 10/24/03, Nick Ing-Simmons wrote:
>Nicholas Clark <> writes:
>>On Thu, Oct 23, 2003 at 09:47:21PM +0100, Dave Mitchell wrote:
>>>  On Wed, Oct 22, 2003 at 10:15:52PM +0200, Elizabeth Mattijsen wrote:
>>>  > Well, maybe someone can figure out what is going on here and maybe
>  >> > we'll get a fix for 5.8.2?
>  >I meant to reply to this "not likely unless someone does it real soon"
>  >> Whether this will be integrated in 5.8.2 is up to Nick.
>  >I confess I don't understand the sharing system well enough to be a good
>  >judge of this.
>As a person that worked on the internals of the sharing, the FREETMPS
>part at least gets my "vote". Would be good for Liz and Arthur
>to comment though.

Hmmm...  I feel I can't say anything sensible about this patch: 
although I've done a lot with threads as a user, I am not qualified 
to say anything about its internal implementation.  But if it fixes 
the memory leak, I'm all for it even if it would be a general 
slowdown of threads execution.  If you're really interested in speed 
for parallell processing applications, you either go for a solution 
with fork, or you don't do it in Perl.

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