[New-bugs-announce] [issue10015] Creating a multiproccess.pool.ThreadPool from a child thread blows up.

Michael Olson report at bugs.python.org
Sat Oct 2 16:00:29 CEST 2010

New submission from Michael Olson <olson at irinim.net>:

Using Python 2.7 x32 on Windows XP

Attempting to create a multiprocessing.pool.ThreadPool
in a child thread created using threading.Thread, an
AttributeError is thrown. A ThreadPool created in the 
main thread can be passed to the child thread and used.

Exact text of exception
  File "D:\Dev\Python27\lib\multiprocessing\dummy\__init__.py", line 47, in star
    self._parent._children[self] = None
AttributeError: 'Thread' object has no attribute '_children'

Demonstration Code
import unittest
from threading import Thread
from multiprocessing.pool import ThreadPool

def f(x):
    return x*x

def create_and_run(cb, pool = None):
    if not pool:
        pool = ThreadPool(2)
    r = pool.map_async(f, range(10))

class TestThreadPool(unittest.TestCase):
    def setUp(self):
        self.expected = [f(x) for x in range(10)]

    def callback(self, data):
        self.data = data

    def test_creating_pool_in_mainthread(self):
        """Test multiprocessing.pool.ThreadPool from main thread"""
        self.data = None
        self.assertEqual(self.data, self.expected)

    def test_creating_pool_in_subthread(self):
        """Test multiprocessing.pool.ThreadPool from a child thread."""
        self.data = None
        t = Thread(target=create_and_run, args=[self.callback])
        self.assertEqual(self.data, self.expected)

    def test_creating_pool_in_subthread_workaround(self):
        """Test running a ThreadPool created in main thread, used in child."""
        self.data = None
        pool = ThreadPool(2)
        t = Thread(target=create_and_run, args=[self.callback, pool])
        self.assertEqual(self.data, self.expected)

if __name__ =='__main__':
    suite = unittest.TestLoader().loadTestsFromTestCase(TestThreadPool)

components: Library (Lib)
files: potential_issue_demo.py
messages: 117875
nosy: Michael.Olson
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Creating a multiproccess.pool.ThreadPool from a child thread blows up.
type: crash
versions: Python 2.7
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file19105/potential_issue_demo.py

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