[CentOS] [bug] Perl Performance Issue

Ralph Angenendt ra+centos at br-online.de
Mon Mar 9 16:14:17 UTC 2009


Georg Grabler wrote:
> The bug I'm talking about is a performance issue, which is caused by
> overloading blessed functions:
> http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=2357
> 
> 
> The bug fix (January 2009):
> http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2009-0117.html
> 
> claims to fix
> 379791 <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=379791> - perl
> bless/overload performance problem
> 
> I wanted to ask if we can expect CentOS to release a new version of perl
> soon, or if we should rather tend building our own packages. I'd prefer the
> CentOS update, due to the reason that I don't know if we'll have the same
> problems with this in mod_perl as well.

This perl package will be in CentOS 5.3. I'm just astonished that there
is another fix for that, as the "current" package in CentOS has this in
the changelog:

* Fri Aug 29 2008 Marcela Maslanova <mmaslano at redhat.com> -
* 4:5.8.8-15.el5.1
- add upstream fix for bless/overload problem (changes
  31996,32018,32019, 32025) and perl-5.8.8-bug24254.patch. Without this patch had
  bless poor performance.  - Resolves: rhbz#460308

Cheers,

Ralph
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