[CentOS-devel] Building perl (and perl threads memory leak)...

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Sat Mar 10 16:36:55 UTC 2007

James Olin Oden wrote:

>> Yep. Didn't someone famous once say that threads is for those who can't
>> work out how to use select()?
> Funny you should say that.  The original design of this daemon was to
> use select with mulitple processes connected with pipes.  I actually
> know how to do that but at some point as an alternative I started
> looking at perl threads, and it looked like it would simplify things.
> I think in the end it did somewhat, but instead of pipes you have
> fifos to communicate between the master thread and the listener
> threads...sounds pretty isomorphic to me.  Furthermore, I still have
> to serialize objects going into the fifo because perl does not support
> just sending an object through the fifo...guess what...I would have
> had to do that with pipes and select().

Wouldn't separate processes using a shared memory segment have been 
easier all around?  I think you still have to serialize in and out 
because of perl's strange way of storing variables, though.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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