PERL & SMAIL: severe allergies?

PERL & SMAIL: severe allergies?

Post by f.. » Sat, 29 Apr 1995 04:00:00



greetings,

preamble:

i'm running linux on a 486-66, 32 MB ram, version 1.2.0, and i'm trying
to install the majordomo list server. majordomo requires that a perl
script be run by smail, my mail agent. this allows users to be suscribed
or unsuscribed, and a variety of other functions to be executed automatically.

problem:

when the following command line is run from the shell, everything is
as documented: it works!

majordomo: "| /usr/src/majordomo/majordomo-1.93/wrapper majordomo"

when the above line is run by smail, the perl program seems to execute
normally, EXCEPT that somewhere close to the end of the program, it begins
using up RAM. i usually kill it by the time it gets to using 30-40 MB of
RAM. a kill -9 does the job.

what is the difference that would create this problem?

i have tried the same with the slackawre pre-compiled version of perl [5.000],
i have recompiled it, i have used perl 4.036, and they all do the same thing!
so i assume it's not perl itself.

if it was the perl script code, i assume that it would not work at all.

has anyone see this problem before?

out of options,


e-mail replies are welcome!

 
 
 

1. PERL & SMAIL: severe allergies?

greetings,

preamble:

i'm running linux on a 486-66, 32 MB ram, version 1.2.0, and i'm trying
to install the majordomo list server. majordomo requires that a perl
script be run by smail, my mail agent. this allows users to be suscribed
or unsuscribed, and a variety of other functions to be executed automatically.

problem:

when the following command line is run from the shell, everything is
as documented: it works!

majordomo: "| /usr/src/majordomo/majordomo-1.93/wrapper majordomo"

when the above line is run by smail, the perl program seems to execute
normally, EXCEPT that somewhere close to the end of the program, it begins
using up RAM. i usually kill it by the time it gets to using 30-40 MB of
RAM. a kill -9 does the job.

what is the difference that would create this problem?

i have tried the same with the slackawre pre-compiled version of perl [5.000],
i have recompiled it, i have used perl 4.036, and they all do the same thing!
so i assume it's not perl itself.

if it was the perl script code, i assume that it would not work at all.

has anyone see this problem before?

sincerely out of options,


e-mail replies are welcome!

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