use bytes bug in SA

Steve Freegard steve.freegard at
Thu Jan 24 22:38:33 GMT 2008

Julian Field wrote:
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> Does this only affect Solaris?


> Or has anyone produced the same behaviour on Linux, being the "platform 
> of choice" for many people?

Yes - in Ugo's case this behavior was on Linux (CentOS 3 and CentOS 4).

> Ugo Bellavance wrote:
>> Anyone got hit by this?
>> Everytime I upgrade SA, I must add 'use bytes' in SpamAssassin's 
>> to get decent scan time.  The speed penality is considerable.

I'd guess it could be related to:

Which indicates that the issue was a Perl bug in the regexp handling 
which was fixed in Perl 5.8.8.

Kind regards,

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