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Re: Imager, stability and mod_perl

From: Arnar Mar Hrafnkelsson (
Date: Tue 28 Jan 2003 - 00:36:16 GMT

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    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.

    -- Arnar

    On Tue, 28 Jan 2003, Tony Cook wrote:

    > On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 06:39:21PM -0500, 06902@xyz.molar.is 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.
    > Tony