Bug 123176 - [RFE] Need new perl rpm release that fixes threaded memory leak
Summary: [RFE] Need new perl rpm release that fixes threaded memory leak
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: perl (Show other bugs)
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Version: 3.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Jason Vas Dias
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Blocks: 154449 168424
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Reported: 2004-05-13 16:34 UTC by Marc Wiartrowski
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: RHSA-2005-881
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-12-20 14:56:39 UTC
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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2005:881 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: perl security update 2005-12-20 05:00:00 UTC

Description Marc Wiartrowski 2004-05-13 16:34:10 UTC
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Description of problem:
Would like a new perl rpm that addresses the shared.xs memory leak
when using threads.  I believe it was fixed atleast by version 5.8.2

Don't want to have to compile my own version of perl for the Enterprise


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Comment 1 Suzanne Hillman 2005-04-11 20:13:15 UTC
Internal RFE bug #154449 entered; will be considered for future releases.

Comment 2 Jason Vas Dias 2005-11-10 00:00:53 UTC
Sorry for the delay in processing this bug .

By "shared.xs memory leak" are you referring to this perl bug :
   #24061: shared array memory leak in 5.8.1
   ( http://rt.perl.org/rt3/Ticket/Display.html?id=24061 )

If so, the patch which fixes it ( #21530 ) has now been applied to the 
next RHEL-3 perl-5.8.0-90.2 version.

This bug should probably have been treated as a normal bug report rather than
an enhancement request - it is a bug that perl-5.8.0's threads implementation
leaks memory, and a request to fix this is not an enhancement request.

Comment 3 Marc Wiartrowski 2005-11-14 13:58:12 UTC
Yes, this looks like our problem.  -thanks

Comment 7 Red Hat Bugzilla 2005-12-20 14:56:41 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


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