I haven't tried upgrading. I can try that, but I have a couple of issues with that:
- Perl is part of our engineering development environment. Since we're a month away from final release of our product, we're under an environment freeze, so an upgrade to perl is considered extremely disruptive
- We'd been using the exact same version of perl, with the exact same code, for over a year with no issues, so I'm more interested in what may be causing this
That being said, I have a test network I can install a version of 5.8.8 on.