Fixing Perl5 Core Bugs: Report for Month 15

Dave Mitchell writes:

As per my grant conditions, here is a report for the May period.

I spent the month working on two bugs: making sv_clear() non-recursive when freeing HVs (so that freeing deeply-nested structures doesn't crash), and making formats safe from SEGVs under various edge conditions.

Over the last month I have averaged 13 hours per week.

As of 2011/05/31: since the beginning of the grant:

64.5 weeks
754.4 total hours
11.7 average hours per week

There are 146 hours left on the grant.

Report for period 2011/05/01 to 2011/05/31 inclusive


Effort (HH::MM):

0:00 diagnosing bugs
58:35 fixing bugs
0:00 reviewing other people's bug fixes
0:00 reviewing ticket histories
0:00 review the ticket queue (triage)
58:35 Total

Numbers of tickets closed:

2 tickets closed that have been worked on
1 tickets closed related to bugs that have been fixed
0 tickets closed that were reviewed but not worked on (triage)
3 Total

Short Detail

27:30 [perl #44225] perl segfaults when freeing deeply nested structures
0:00 [perl #80190] Length-caching bug in utf8::decode
31:05 [perl #91032] Invalid free in t/op/write.t

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