[New-bugs-announce] [issue45074] asyncio hang in subprocess wait_closed() on Windows, BrokenPipeError

William Fisher report at bugs.python.org
Wed Sep 1 01:10:33 EDT 2021

New submission from William Fisher <william.w.fisher at gmail.com>:

I have a reproducible case where stdin.wait_closed() is hanging on
Windows. This happens in response to a BrokenPipeError. The same code 
works fine on Linux and MacOS.

Please see the attached code for the demo.

I believe the hang is related to this debug message from the logs:

DEBUG <_ProactorWritePipeTransport closing fd=632>: Fatal write error on pipe transport
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\hostedtoolcache\windows\Python\3.9.6\x64\lib\asyncio\proactor_events.py", line 379, in _loop_writing
  File "C:\hostedtoolcache\windows\Python\3.9.6\x64\lib\asyncio\windows_events.py", line 812, in _poll
    value = callback(transferred, key, ov)
  File "C:\hostedtoolcache\windows\Python\3.9.6\x64\lib\asyncio\windows_events.py", line 538, in finish_send
    return ov.getresult()
BrokenPipeError: [WinError 109] The pipe has been ended

It appears that the function that logs "Fatal write error on pipe transport" also 
calls _abort on the stream. If _abort is called before stdin.close(), everything is okay. 
If _abort is called after stdin.close(), stdin.wait_closed() will hang.

Please see issue #44428 for another instance of a similar hang in wait_closed().

components: asyncio
files: wait_closed.py
messages: 400810
nosy: asvetlov, byllyfish, yselivanov
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: asyncio hang in subprocess wait_closed() on Windows, BrokenPipeError
type: behavior
versions: Python 3.10, Python 3.9
Added file: https://bugs.python.org/file50250/wait_closed.py

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