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Id:
1793
Status:
resolved
Priority:
Low/Low
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ANDK [...] cpan.org
Requestors:
sam [...] tregar.com
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Severity:
Normal
Broken in:
1.63
Fixed in:
1.63



Subject: Closing xterm causes CPAN.pm to spin out of control
To reproduce: 1) Open an xterm and start a CPAN shell session. 2) Close the xterm without leaving the CPAN shell. On my system (Redhat Linux 7.2, Perl 5.6.1, CPAN 1.63, CPAN::Bundle installed) this causes the Perl process to spin out of control using 100% of the CPU and growing in memory size. At that point only a "kill -9" seems effective. A workaround is to change the $SIG{TERM} handler to just exit() instead of calling &cleanup. I doubt this is the real solution, but it's working for me.


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