[CentOS] Re: slow Perl on CentOS 5

Tom Lanyon tom at netspot.com.au
Thu Sep 18 12:09:31 UTC 2008


On 27/08/2008, at 6:57 AM, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 3:11 PM, Scott Silva <ssilva at sgvwater.com>  
> wrote:
>> on 8-26-2008 2:08 PM Karanbir Singh spake the following:
>>>
>>> Akemi Yagi wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 1:30 PM, Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org 
>>>> >
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> If your Perl apps are unusually slow on CentOS 5, have a look at  
>>>>> this
>>>>> blog:
>>>>>
>>>>> http://blog.vipul.net/2008/08/24/redhat-perl-what-a-tragedy/
>>>>
>>>> Summary: The Upstream Vendor version of Perl has a patch to the
>>>> "bless[]" function that makes it /extremely/ slow.
>>>
>>> Reliable info heard on the grapevine indicates 5.3 would have the  
>>> fix's
>>> required.
>>>
>> So that means about 6 months away from a fix?
>>
>
> Unless upstream bundles a hotfix that is available for people...


Such a hotfix was released in the last couple of days. A big moment  
for RHEL/CentOS + Perl users. :)


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