Re: Imager, stability and mod_perl
From: Arnar Mar Hrafnkelsson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue 28 Jan 2003 - 00:36:16 GMT
Next message: Arthur Bergman: "Re: Imager, stability and mod_perl"
Speaking of Gif, does anyone recall when the lzw patent expires? It's
like in a couple of months, right? Or has unisys taken some action
(SURPRISE?) to avoid it being usable by non paying people.
On Tue, 28 Jan 2003, Tony Cook wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 06:39:21PM -0500, email@example.com 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
> patch installed.