What am I working on right now? Probably the Sprog project [sourceforge.net].
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We recently discovered that we're seeing degraded performance on a server since we upgraded it from Debian woody to Debian sarge. As well as updating all the system libraries, our upgrade included moving to a 2.6 kernel and upgrading from Perl 5.6.1 to 5.8.4.
One job in particular has gone from taking 4.5 hours to taking 9. The process is mostly CPU bound and uses around 2GB of RAM.
There are obviously many things that could have caused the change. I'm not leaping to the conclusion that Perl is the cause, I'm merely interested to know if anyone else has had a similar experience.
Update: Forgot to mention