Using die in perl module

Atif Ghaffar atif.ghaffar at
Tue Feb 24 01:37:40 MSK 2009

Hi all,

I would like to know the consequence in using alarm  and die in a
For example consider this

The blocking code is the following

 $image= new Image::Magick;

Sometimes this code can hold all resources and normal requests cannot be

So if I follow the example from mod_perl and die in 2 seconds, what will be
the consequence to the current requests?

my $timeout = 2; # seconds
eval {
  local $SIG{ALRM} =
      sub { die "Sorry, timed out. Please try again\n" };
  alarm $timeout;
  # the operation listed above
  alarm 0;

die $@ if $@;

best regards
Atif Ghaffar
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