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

Nick Ing-Simmons
October 24, 2003 03:31
Re: Fixed: [perl #24255] shared hash ref memory leak in 5.8.1
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Elizabeth Mattijsen <> writes:
>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.  

It is your expertise as a user that I wanted to tap into - my 
perception is you have code to hand to try against patched perl,
and so find out if patch makes things "worse" for some corner 

>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.
>Liz Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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