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Re: Perl processes that never die

by AgentM (Curate)
on Apr 18, 2001 at 23:37 UTC ( #73633=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl processes that never die

There are a number of possiblities here
  • the server is doing something wrong or has been improperly configured
  • you have an infinite loop in your program that you don't know about
  • Netscape's handling of perl scripts is EVILLY flawed (?)
Since we can have no possible way of knowing what your script does, we cannot analyze it. I don't even know if the Netscape server runs the script persistently or not, so it's unlikely that you'll find a solution here. An ugly hack would be to throw in a alarm(x); at the top of your script where x is the maximum amount of time this entire script can take. That's bad- you probably don't want that. Instead, pull apart your code, especially looking at any loops for any bugs.

Related to the client pushing the STOP button? I dunno. Why don't you try it and find out?

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Re: Re: Perl processes that never die
by c-era (Curate) on Apr 18, 2001 at 23:42 UTC
    Just a quick FYI, alarm doesn't work on NT.

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