[Collisions] Multi-threaded Perl request
roy at demandmedia.com
Wed Sep 25 03:34:36 UTC 2013
No objections! Perl of any vintage and configuration is fine for me!
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On Sep 24, 2013, at 11:07 PM, "Chris Cowherd" <chris at donuts.co<mailto:chris at donuts.co>> wrote:
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<mailto:kwhite at jasadvisors.com>> wrote:
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.
JAS Global Advisors
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