Embedded Perl version v5.6.1 for Apache/1.3.17 (Unix) mod_perl/1.25 process 9943, running since Fri Feb 9 17:48:50 2001
All the sections below are links when you view them through /perl-status:
Perl Configuration Loaded Modules Inheritance Tree Enabled mod_perl Hooks Environment PerlRequire'd Files Signal Handlers Symbol Table Dump ISA Tree Compiled Registry Scripts
Here's what these sections show:
Perl Configuration is the same as the output from perl -V (loaded from Config.pm).
Loaded Modules shows the loaded Perl modules.
Inheritance Tree shows the inheritance tree of the loaded modules.
Enabled mod_perl Hooks shows all mod_perl hooks that were enabled at compile time.
Environment shows the contents of %ENV.
PerlRequire'd Files displays the files that were required via PerlRequire.
Signal Handlers shows the status of all signal handlers (using %SIG).
Symbol Table Dump shows the symbol table dump of all packages loaded in the process—you can click through the symbols and, for example, see the values of scalars, jump to the symbol dumps of specific packages, and more.
ISA Tree shows the ISA inheritance tree.
Compiled Registry Scripts shows Apache::Registry, Apache::PerlRun, and other scripts compiled on the fly.
From some menus you can move deeper to peek into the internals of the server, to see the values of the global variables in the packages, to see the cached scripts and modules, and much more. Just click around.
Remember that whenever you access /perl-status you are always inside one of the child processes, so you may not see what you expect, since this child process might have a different history of processed requests and therefore a different internal state. Sometimes when you fetch /perl-status and look at the Compiled Registry Scripts section you see no listing of scripts at all. Apache::Statusshows the registry scripts compiled in the httpd child that is serving your request for /perl-status; if the child has not yet compiled the requested script, /perl-status will just show you the main menu.