[New-bugs-announce] [issue43991] asyncio lock does not get released after task is canceled

Alexander Niederbühl report at bugs.python.org
Fri Apr 30 14:49:44 EDT 2021

New submission from Alexander Niederbühl <a.niederbuehl at gmail.com>:

If a task gets canceled while holding a lock, the lock is not automatically released. Is that expected, it seems like it could cause a deadlock?

Failing test adapted from Lib/test/test_asyncio/test_locks.py (commit 6bd9288b80):

    def test_acquire_cancel(self):
        lock = asyncio.Lock()

        task = self.loop.create_task(lock.acquire())
            self.loop.run_until_complete, task)

        # Should the lock get released after cancellation?

I stumbled upon this while playing around with TLA+.

components: asyncio
messages: 392499
nosy: a.niederbuehl, asvetlov, yselivanov
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: asyncio lock does not get released after task is canceled
type: behavior

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