[Collisions] Multi-threaded Perl request

Chris Cowherd chris at donuts.co
Wed Sep 25 03:06:57 UTC 2013

Hey Kevin - Roy from Demand Media will be your best bet on that question (cc'd in case he's not on the list)

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On Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 6:52 PM, Kevin White <kwhite at jasadvisors.com>

> The version of Perl installed on an3 and an4 in /usr/bin/perl is actually a
> symlink to /usr/local/bin/perl5.14.4.
> That version of Perl was not built multi-threaded enabled.  It appears that
> the ports system of FreeBSD doesn't default to multi-threaded Perl, for
> reasons unknown.
> Processing these gigantic data sets, I really could benefit from having
> threaded Perl.  It would make it far easier to launch a thread of work and
> then gather its results when it was finished.  There is some amount of
> easy-to-harvest parallelism, because there are lots of small TLD data sets.
> But the large data sets, like home, end up running for hours as a single
> thread.  I could do better, if I had multi-threaded Perl.
> I've asked admin, and they suggested I ask this list.
> Who all uses Perl on this box?  Does anyone have any objection to replacing
> the perl-5.14.4 build that's out there with one that's been built with
> threading enabled?
> I understand that this could be considered a big deal, which is why I'm
> asking the group of users that I know of.
> Thanks,
> Kevin White
> JAS Global Advisors
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