[pypy-dev] PyPy 1.6 not working on Windows XP

Ram Rachum ram at rachum.com
Fri Oct 7 11:03:08 CEST 2011

On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 10:13 AM, Amaury Forgeot d'Arc <amauryfa at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi,
> 2011/10/5 Martin Kretschmar <kretschmar-martin at t-online.de>:
> > Microsofts free WinDbg (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WinDbg) can also
> attach
> > to running processes.
> A release build of pypy contains no debug information
> Believe me, a debugger won't show anything useful.
> It's already difficult enough in a debug build (because of the generated C
> code)
> and almost impossible when JIT code is involved, except maybe for Armin :-)
> A reproducible (short) test case would be really appreciated.
> --
> Amaury Forgeot d'Arc

Hey guys,

I've managed to produce a VM that shows the bug.

You can download it here:


It's a VMWare Virtual Machine, and it weighs 2 GB compressed.

Once you fire up the VM, there are short instructions in a text file on the
desktop to making PyPy crash.

Will anyone have time to try that?

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