chuckd has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Can anyone tell me what are Perl memory leak symptoms? I'd like to know if I need to install a memory leak module to check? Any symptoms related to the perl58.dll failing, weird actions the compiler would make, memory issues, other unusual script ending issues? I have a Perl script that's just ending before its supposed to and blowing up my system memory usage from 600 to 900+ MB instantly and then just quitting on me. And the funny thing it's failing on a line that holds nothing more than an type int counter, where the counter is only at approximately 1,040,770. Does this sound like a memory leak?