August 2019 Archives

Update for Revitalize

We've had several changes in the GC staffing since this grant began; I'm taking over as the Grant Manager.

Maintaining Perl 5 (Tony Cook): July 2019 Grant Report

This is a monthly report by Tony Cook on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible.

Approximately 30 tickets were reviewed, and 8 patches were

[Hours]         [Activity]
  3.43          #120841 document ERRSV, CLEAR_ERRSV(), and the errno
                handling functions for internal use, comment with patch
                #120841 retest. Try to figure out some strange output in
                perlintern.pod, find the problem, improve, apply
                to blead
  0.60          #125096 review old ticket, find it’s probably fixed and
  0.98          #126474 research and comment
  0.47          #130917 re-rebase the patch
  3.30          #133803 try to setup to test, but my ppc vm host doesn’t
                do 32-bit, research
                #133803 research
                #133803 long comment
  2.75          #133981 testing, research, comment
                #133981 more testing, work on a patch and comment with
  0.13          #134127 review and briefly comment
  2.35          #134169 try to make this more testable
                #134169 more work, testing, comment with patch
  4.27          #134172 benchmarking, work on fixing the issue
                #134172 work on fix, testing
                #134172 polish, check on FreeBSD
                #134172 review and comment
  0.95          #134177 re-test and apply to blead
  0.42          #134180 review and comment
  0.28          #134187 re-work and comment with new patch
                #134187 apply to blead
  0.08          #134210 review downstream release, close
  0.85          #134218 test alternative fix, apply to blead
 10.13          #134221 more work on this, get something working (needs
                #134221 write a test, research portability to VMS, polish
                (still need win32 and to ask Craig about VMS)
                #134221 win32 implementation, testing, comment with patch
                #134221 reproduce issue on FreeBSD, work on a fix,
                testing, retest on Linux, comment with new patch
                #134221 research, email to Craig Berry re VMS
                #134221 test MSVC, fix reported issue
  1.58          #134238 comment
                #134238 review docs and comment
                #134238 comment
  3.67          #134241 try a quick test and request more information,
                work on preventing a type mismatch between compilation
                units that LTO complains about
                #134241 diagnose and get a successful build, but several
                tests fail
                #134241 fewer tests fail in a -O0 build, track down
                failure causes, comment
  0.58          #134259 review Configure and comment
  0.38          #134263 review patch, test and apply to blead
  0.28          #134270 research and comment
  0.08          #134272 review and briefly comment
  2.00          #134291 follow up on comment in irc from toddr
                #134291 re-test and apply to blead
 16.24          #134295 rebuild and reproduce
                #134295 side-track into solving other win32 build/test
                #134295 more side-track, ext/XS-APItest/t/locale.t fails
                #134295 more debugging locale.t, open ticket 134302
                #134295 testing, open another win32 build failure ticket,
                back to the original issue
                #134295 testing, try to set up to test #132863
                #134295 reproduce, try the suggested fix, try to test
                #134311, but it fails elsewhere
                #134295 debugging lockup in IO::Socket::SSL, rebuild with
                #134295 more rebuild
  1.60          #134303 testing, debugging
                #134303 research, comment briefly
  2.29          #134305 work on reproducing, try to track down cause
                #134305 simplify, write a C equivalent and reproduce,
  2.50          #134310 debugging
                #134310 work on a fix, debugging, apply to blead
  1.45          #134316 debugging
  2.01          #2754 work on revert of the revert and comment with patch
                #2754 re-test and apply to blead
  0.33          lex_scan_indent(): research, comment briefly
  1.23          win32 unicode filenames
                win32 unicode filenames
 67.21 hours total

Dave Mitchell has requested an extension of $20,000 for his Maintaining Perl 5 grant. This will allow him to dedicate another 333 hours to this work. During this grant he sent regular reports to the p5p mailing list as well as providing monthly summary reports that have been published on this site, the most recent of which are linked below:

Before we make a decision on this extension, we would like to have a period of community consultation. Please leave feedback in the comments field below by August 16th 2019. (Edit, 2018-08-18: Comments are now closed.)

The funds for this extension would come from the Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund.

This is a monthly report by Dave Mitchell on his grant under Perl 5 Core Maintenance Fund. We thank the TPF sponsors to make this grant possible.

The main thing I did last month was shrinking the size of the opslot
structure, which wraps each op when using slabs (which is most of the
time). On 64-bit platforms this saves 8 bytes per allocated op.
This work will be pushed shortly.

      3:43 RT #134275 SEGV (sv.c:16672:7) in S_find_uninit_var
      0:30 RT #134281 heap-buffer-overflow in S_variant_under_utf8_count
      2:30 look at failures under Asan: dist/threads-shared/t/clone.t
      0:30 look at failures under Asan: ext/PerlIO-encoding/t/encoding.t
      1:00 review security tickets
     15:43 shrink opslot structure
     23:56 TOTAL (HH::MM)

 302.4 weeks
3387.6 total hours
  11.2 average hours per week

There are 78 hours left on the grant

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