I do not know whether I should be 'bugging' to the perl mob, or
to the FreeBSD amd64 group.
Well here goes. I am able to reduce the core-dumping problem to a perl script
which can be used to generate the problem.
Basically, you have a perl script which chews up N byte size of memory,
then forks out a few child processes (in my case 2). Then each child
does an 'exit(0)'. The parent then 'wait()' for each child and then exit.
Where N can be larger than (Your real memory/number of child forks).
This is to force the swap space to be used.
On running this script on (Fbsd 10.0-RELEASE-p3 amd64) perl v5.16.3,
the script will core-dump.
** On i386 FreeBSD versions, the core-dump does *not* happen including
Fbsd 10.0 i386
** As I have only recently started using amd64, I do not know if this
problem also exist in prior versions of Fbsd 10.0 amd64.
** I also wrote a C version, and that ran fine on the amd64 OS!
Please help as I really would like to used amd64 instead of i386 versions
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