perlbal on debian woody

Brad Fitzpatrick brad at
Tue Oct 19 17:42:57 PDT 2004

We originally developed and deployed it under Woody, but Perl 5.6 in Woody
leaks subrefs  like crazy.  The processes would grow to hundreds of MB of
memory and be killed by the kernel.

I recall there used to be something you needed to do to AIO.xs in older
versions, but 1.3 should be fine if you have the right perl dev headers.

On Tue, 19 Oct 2004, Pedro Figueiredo wrote:

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> hi all!
> from what i've read in the docs for libaio, i believe it won't run out
> of the box on debian woody. indeed, linux::aio fails to compile with an
> error in aio.xs. has this happened to anyone, and if so were you
> successful in dealing with it?
> switching to redhat really isn't an option (at least, not as soon as
> anything fails) because we have some hundreds of debian installs and
> the operations team is completely debian-centric.
> any pointers will be greatly appreciated.
> cheers,
> pedro
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