Bug#650675: mod_perl 2.0.5 -> Attempt to free unreferenced scalar on startup

Niko Tyni ntyni at debian.org
Sat Jan 7 06:39:41 UTC 2012

On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 08:19:38PM +0000, Dominic Hargreaves wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 17, 2011 at 09:28:17AM +0200, Niko Tyni wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 11:30:54PM +0200, Niko Tyni wrote:

> > > My limited understanding is that the CV pointer needs its refcount
> > > incremented along with the GvCV_set() call. See the attached proposed
> > > patch which fixes this for me (but feel free to tell me if I got it all
> > > wrong :)
> > 
> > Here's another patch in a similar vein. This fixes all the remaining 24
> > warnings in t/logs/error_log after running the whole test suite.
> Incidentally it doesn't look like either of those messages made it
> as far as the modperl dev list, at least if
> <http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/perl-dev/201112.mbox/browser>
> is to be believed.

I see. Hmph. I guess I'll have to try something else, probably the
modperl at perl.apache.org list. Thanks for noticing this.

> If it fixes the (extensive) test suite, it's probably a reasonable
> candidate for an upload to unstable, I'd have thought?

The test suite passes with the changes, yes, but I'm not really sure
if I'm introducing a memory leak by fixing the reference counts
in a wrong way.

But yeah, it's probably good enough to try out in unstable.
Niko Tyni   ntyni at debian.org

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