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Mar 14, 2012, 12:26 AM

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Re: [budman] Release memory from threads

You can check if there was an error with a thread when its detached.

if ( my $err = $t->error() ) { print "Error: $err\n" }

This will force the thread to be evaled and report any errors if they occur.

What version of Perl are you using?
It's recommended you use 5.12 or newer due to the many bug fixes applied for threads (There was one for memory leak).

Here is a test script to test for memory leaks in threads:
May need to adapt it to Windows. I don't know how to grab stat for memory, other than the DOS mem command. Maybe there is a module for Win32.

I tested it under 5.14, no leaks detected.

(This post was edited by budman on Mar 14, 2012, 12:50 AM)

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Post edited by budman (User) on Mar 14, 2012, 12:45 AM
Post edited by budman (User) on Mar 14, 2012, 12:50 AM

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