Re: mirror and perl

From: Mark Murray <mark(at)>
Date: Sat, 16 Mar 1996 15:11:04 +0200

"Christoph P. Kukulies" wrote:
> My mirroring is still very flaky using mirror.2.3
> and perl5.001.
> Once, when trying to mirror larger trees, I got an Out of Memory!
> message in my mirror log file and this happened during scanning the
> remote site. I'm now running the mirror script with the -F option -
> btw there is a bug in the mirror script, bigtmp is mixed up with
> bigtemp.

It sounds like maybe you have either
1) a bug in mirror (I vaguely remember something about memory leaks
   here. I know it is only scripts, but this memory is quite persistent
   for reasons I cant quite fathom)
2) non-PHKmalloc linked in.

> I have subdivided the scan now into scanning smaller sub trees
> but there still seems to be a memory leak or something eating
> abnormally much memory. I'm using the -F option on mirror
> to allows the use of .db files but still I get sometimes
> pieces in the wrong places. E.g., I scanned /pub/FreeBSD/distfiles/
> but the subdirs of distfiles landed in /pub/FreeBSD/ (!).
> Anyone knowing a stable combination of mirror (version/pl) and perl
> version/pl ?

I Have _just_ submitted perl5.002. Please try that...


Mark Murray
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