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Re: Imager, stability and mod_perl

From: Arthur Bergman (
Date: Tue 28 Jan 2003 - 08:07:57 GMT

On tisdag, jan 28, 2003, at 00:39 Europe/Stockholm, 06935@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.
> 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.
> Has anyone on the list deployed Imager w/in mod_perl or other daemon?
> -Philip


We have been using Imager under mod_perl for quite some time,
(since very early in the imager history) and there hasn't been any
big problems, as long as you do aggressive caching.

If you want I can send you my own version of libgif with all patches.