Re: Imager, stability and mod_perl
From: Tony Cook (email@example.com)
Date: Tue 28 Jan 2003 - 00:24:37 GMT
Next message: Arnar Mar Hrafnkelsson: "Re: Imager, stability and mod_perl"
On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 06:39:21PM -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I've just written a small HTML::Mason component that will take an image
> and output a small icon of it, on the fly. This means I have Imager
> loaded into mod_perl under apache. Does anyone one know of issues with
> this arrangement. Specifically possible resource leaking, seg faults or
> even security risks.
> I'm doing some agressive caching, so Imager isn't going to be used all
> that often, but still.
The main problem I see with using Imager under mod_perl is the
increase in the memory footprint of your mod_perl children if you're
working with large images. If you're working only with small images
it shouldn't matter.
But then, you probably already know this.
> Arnar mentioned a bug in libgif, that Arthur has a patch for. I believe
> I've applied this patch. I can't find the patch right now, so I'm not
> sure and would like to make sure before deploying.
If all of Imager's tests pass, and you're using giflib 4.x, you have the