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From Doug MacEachern <>
Subject Re: Perl GET & HEAD app performance?
Date Tue, 02 Jun 1998 04:32:48 GMT
Rodent of Unusual Size <Ken.Coar@Golux.Com> wrote:

> Doug MacEachern wrote:
> > 
> > The LWP::Debug might reveal some clues, run like so:
> > 
> >  perl -MLWP::Debug=+ `which HEAD`
> > 
> > You'll see all sort of trace messages, where is it before the hang?
> > Do you have the HTTP_PROXY enviroment variable set?  It might be
> > trying to proxy to a server which is dead or just dead slow.  GET and
> > HEAD work just fine for me with libwww-perl-5.33
> What I'm seeing is:
>  1. a massive delay before *any* output (many seconds' worth)
>  2. a short delay after "LWP::UserAgent::new: ()"
>  3. a longer delay after"LWP::UserAgent::_need_proxy: Not proxied"
> So the culprit may have been my upgrade to Perl 5.004_04, made
> a couple of months ago.  {Sigh}  Now what could have caused
> *that*?  It's a slow 486 33MHz box running Linux, but not *that*
> slow.  Sounds like something (don't know what) isn't preloaded
> or precompiled or something.  I took all the defaults, which is
> what I did the time before (when I didn't have this delay).
> On the other hand, Perl apps that don't use these modules
> seem to run at normal speed.

Fishy.  One one the top-level docs has the libwww-perl mail list
address, I'd try sending a report there.


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