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Bug #57842 Perl Interpreter Problem
Submitted: 2007-09-20 12:26 UTC Modified: 2013-02-18 00:35 UTC
From: dbergeron at exec-i dot com Assigned: dmitry (profile)
Status: No Feedback Package: perl (PECL)
PHP Version: 5.2.1 OS: Linux Red Hat
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2007-09-20 12:26 UTC] dbergeron at exec-i dot com
Our project uses the Perl Interpreter to access a Perl package
that returns an array reference that will be displayed by a PHP class.

The problem is that the Perl Interpreter attempts to free non-existent
shared strings during global destruction.
This dumps over 12,000 lines of text into the Apache log and
impacts performance.

Reproduce code:
$perl = new Perl();

try {
  $perl->eval('use lib "includes/modules/";');
  $perl->eval('use Assessment;');
catch (PerlException $exception) {
  echo "Perl Error: " . $exception->getMessage();

Assessment is a Perl package that queries a DB2 database and
returns data that is displayed in the browser.

Expected result:
The apache log file without all the error messages

Actual result:
Over 12,000 lines of text in the apache log file that look like this:

Attempt to free non-existent shared string 'exe_ext' during global


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 [2007-09-24 11:37 UTC] dmitry at zend dot com
I don't know where these strings come from.
May be they are the reason of bugs in your Perl module.
I can just guess, becaus I am not able to reproduce it without Perl code.
 [2013-02-18 00:35 UTC] pecl-dev at lists dot php dot net
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