Perl filtering

Russ Allbery rra at
Fri Jun 30 22:50:57 UTC 2000

Dickon Hood <dickon.hood at> writes:

> I'm having some *real* problems with Perl filtering on innd 2.2.2.
> Basically, any filter which 'use'es something non-trivial (eg, 'use lib'
> and 'use strict' work, but 'use IO::Socket' doesn't) kills the daemon,
> whether invoked from startup or ctlinnd reload.

> trussing the process suggests that Perl is dying after writing 'panic:
> top_env' to stderr.  Looking through the Perl source has left me
> somewhat unenlightened, and I'm now getting rather stuck.  Perl
> 5.004_04, inn 2.2.2, Solaris 7 on 64-bit Ultras.  Freshly compiled from
> source about a fortnight ago.

> Anyone seen this before, or have any idea what the problem is?

I've not seen this before, I'm afraid.  :/  I've not tested Perl filtering
with Perl 5.004_04 in quite a while, though.  Is it an option to try
upgrading to 5.005_03 or 5.6.0?  I know that a lot of bugs were fixed in
subsequent releases, although I have no idea if this in particular is one
of them.

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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