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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I've had concurrency issues with the first DBD::SQLite on a very large database on an NFS mount. But I assumed it was a faulty NFS setup. Haven't seen it in a while, either.

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • SQLite on NFS is a complex issue. It's not entirely safe. The locking it performs is not NFS safe and doesn't check for stale NFS locks. This is problematic. On the other hand we're running SQLite on NFS with some success. You do have to make sure your NFS setup is VERY stable though.
  • Ooh. Maybe now RT on SQLite with Apache will be an option.
    • That would be nice. We run RT on MySQL, and it's a pain worrying about backup issues. With SQLite we'd just be backing up one file.
  • I spent most of yesterday tracking down what a race condition in our authentication code that turned out to be a bug in Apache::Session [cpan.org]. I have a renewed awe for people who can get their head around concurrency issues. And yet, there are still some people who keep telling me that threads are simple!

    -Dom