perlbal freezing on Redhat 9, Kernal 2.4.20-28.9

Brad Fitzpatrick brad at
Sun Jul 29 23:07:52 UTC 2007

I wouldn't run Perlbal in production on Linux 2.4.x.  You want epoll, or
you'll burn a lot of CPU with a lot of clients.

But that shouldn't matter for testing.  What's strace -p <pid> say when
the process "hangs"?

On Sun, 29 Jul 2007, Matthew Clark wrote:

> Hi - has anyone had problems running perlbal on Redhat 9, Kernal 2.4.20-28.9,
> Perl version v5.8.5.
> This is a fairly old box but we use it to test tools such as perlbal.  We're
> having some problems with perlbal freezing up and although it installed OK,
> I'm wondering if there are any dependecies I should be aware of?
> As well as locking up, we see the following output:
> Undef client-ip (Perlbal::ClientProxy=ARRAY(0x87819e8)) in assign_client.
> Closing.  at lib/PerlBal/ line 247.

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