[Israel.pm] Scalars leaked on threaded Perl

Shmuel Fomberg semuelf at 012.net.il
Wed Dec 19 13:58:01 PST 2007

Hi All.

Well, I was improving my embedded module, and add an option to make threaded
plugins. (in a master-workers pattern)
Anyway, I got the following error:
Scalars leaked: 2
For every thread that opened. Tried a lot of things, but no avail. 

Today I come across this perlmonks thread:

To save you the effort of reading it, the thing was that I had a function
that creates the thread:

sub AcceptRequest {
    my ($self, $params) = @_;
    my $thr = threads->create(\&Worker);

Doing the " my ($self, $params) = @_;" actually keeps these variable inside
the @_ array. Apparently, some bug in the thread creating and data
duplication handle @_ wrong. So what I had to do is to make this tiny

sub AcceptRequest { 
    my $self = shift;
    my $params = shift;
    my $thr = threads->create(\&Worker);

And walla. Problem solved.

Happy Coding,

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