Perl 5.6.0 Segfualt problem - MySQL symptoms

Im dealing with the issue of alot of segfaults in my apache error_log. Im
planning on upgrading to perl 5.6.1 asap.
Not only am I getting the Segfualts but now im also getting mysql children
useing ALOT of CPU (along with apache children) and three of them just peged
the CPU forcing me to restart MySQL and Apache.

Has anyone else with the segfault problem had trouble with MySQL as well (
MySQL 3.23.51-1 RPM)? Im wondering if the perl upgrade will solve my
problems or if this mysql issue is a different beast.

RedHat 7.2
RT2 rt-2-0-14
MySQL 3.23.51-1