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Perl Language Reference Manual
by Larry Wall and others
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Bad free() ignored

(S malloc) An internal routine called free() on something that had never been malloc()ed in the first place. Mandatory, but can be disabled by setting environment variable PERL_BADFREE to 0.

This message can be seen quite often with DB_File on systems with "hard" dynamic linking, like AIX and OS/2. It is a bug of Berkeley DB which is left unnoticed if DB uses forgiving system malloc().

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