[New-bugs-announce] [issue7127] regrtest -j fails when tests write to stderr

R. David Murray report at bugs.python.org
Wed Oct 14 18:07:03 CEST 2009

New submission from R. David Murray <rdmurray at bitdance.com>:

If a test writes to stderr, then the -j (multiprocessing) support in
regrtest fails to correctly extract the JSON data from the test output,
resulting in a JSON traceback followed by a failure of the worker
thread.  Antoine has suggested tagging the JSON result string with a
prefix and looking for that prefix, instead of the current method (which
assumes that the JSON result string is at the end of the output from the

components: Tests
keywords: easy
messages: 94003
nosy: pitrou, r.david.murray
priority: low
severity: normal
stage: needs patch
status: open
title: regrtest -j fails when tests write to stderr
type: behavior
versions: Python 2.7, Python 3.2

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