Bug 489204 - Memory leak with regex in 5.10.0
Memory leak with regex in 5.10.0
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: perl (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Marcela Mašláňová
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-03-08 11:59 EDT by smallpond
Modified: 2009-04-21 21:08 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 5.10.0-68.fc10
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Last Closed: 2009-03-24 10:48:35 EDT
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Description smallpond 2009-03-08 11:59:53 EDT
Description of problem:

A memory leak which was reported fixed in perl, Oct 2008,
still exists in the Fedora 10 rpm.
The problem is with non-constant regexes that use single-character classes.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

perl-5.10.0-56.fc10.i386 built 16 Feb 2009

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run the program on the linked page.
2. Watch with ps.
Actual results:

Memory usage grows continually.

Expected results:

Memory usage stays more-or-less constant.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Marcela Mašláňová 2009-03-11 08:36:29 EDT
Thank you for your report. This fix need to pick up more patches from git. It takes some time.
Comment 2 Tom "spot" Callaway 2009-03-11 14:23:09 EDT
I'm working on this in rawhide, it should be trivial to push the changes back to F-9/F-10.
Comment 3 Tom "spot" Callaway 2009-03-11 18:31:37 EDT
There are patches checked into CVS for this in F-9, F-10, and devel. Updates will have to wait for everyone to be okay with the reordering of @INC (bz 489221).
Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2009-03-23 11:54:40 EDT
perl-5.10.0-42.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2009-03-23 13:22:25 EDT
perl-5.10.0-63.fc10 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 10.
Comment 6 Marcela Mašláňová 2009-03-24 10:48:35 EDT
perl-5.10.0-63.fc10  and perl-5.10.0-42.fc9   fix this issue.
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2009-04-21 20:54:23 EDT
perl-5.10.0-68.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2009-04-21 21:08:03 EDT
perl-5.10.0-68.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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