Maintaining the Perl 5 Core (Dave Mitchell): Grant Report for July 2019

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.

SUMMARY:
      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
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     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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