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Re^4: Strange memory leak using just threads

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Sep 20, 2010 at 15:43 UTC ( #860865=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^3: Strange memory leak using just threads
in thread Strange memory leak using just threads

First, his script gained memory and your's didn't. I observe the same behavior. So a script written 1 way in Perl may leak, and written another may not

His original doesn't leak here either. All my changes do is run more threads concurrently in an attempt to amplify any problem should it exist. On my system, it doesn't.

But Vista and Slackware are fundamentally different systems. Hence my attribution to the platform. If the problem was inherent in the (common) Perl sources, it would manifest itself everywhere. It doesn't. So then you have to start looking at the differences.

See also, (indirectly via 860733), Dave_the_m's comment.

I'm pretty sure he runs some version of *nix or other. So, maybe it is not the platform, but how Perl is compiled for a given platform.

Just attributing it to threads isn't very useful.

Or is that information from you already outdated?

4 1/2 years, 2 major releases; 7 or 8 subversion releases. Yes. I would think it is fair to say: that is out of date.


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Re^5: Strange memory leak using just threads
by zentara (Archbishop) on Sep 20, 2010 at 17:08 UTC
    Please don't tell me I need to start using Microsoft Vista in order to get Perl threads working right. :-)

    I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth.
    Old Perl Programmer Haiku ................... flash japh

      I'm pretty sure that Dave_the_m feels much the way you do, and he seems to be able to make them work, without sullying himself with the unclean :)

      Ultimately, someone who experiences the failure, needs to track down the commonalities and differences between their system, and a similar system that works.

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