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From Tom Schindl <>
Subject Re: No image creation in mod_perl (was RE: Apache2/MP2 Segfaults ...)
Date Mon, 27 Mar 2006 11:21:22 GMT
Please note that this is not only true for Image-Creation but also if
you are restoring large string contents in a variable (e.g. after
processing a file-upload).


Frank Maas wrote:
> Tom,
>>As a sidenote often it is not really desired/dangerous to run image
>>creation as a mod_perl handler because of the nature of perl, memory
>>allocated once is never freed until the process shutdowns or is killed
>>(by your Apache::SizeLimit handler).
> Ah, you got me worried there... How in your opinion should one do creation of images
in a mod_perl environment. Think of captcha's, on-the-fly images, etc.?
> I am very interested to hear opinions about this (just before I am going to use this
heavily ;-).
> Regards,
> Frank

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