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Re^2: Fetching Madness

by jlongino (Parson)
on Mar 09, 2009 at 14:29 UTC ( #749299=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Fetching Madness
in thread Fetching Madness

The author (Lincoln A Baxter) of the article I linked above explains that beginning with Perl 5.8.0, the $SIG{ALRM} doesn't work as it previously did, that the code just hangs. At least as it relates to connects and long running statements attempting to communicate with Oracle.

I have not had the time to test his assertion, but have given him the benefit of the doubt. I also hesitate to quote directly from his article, though I imagine since it is on the cpan.org site, it might not be an issue.

Since the code you posted is minimal, I will test it and relay the results here.


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