[ python-Bugs-881768 ] 2.3.3 hangs in test_fork1 and test_threadedtempfile

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Bugs item #881768, was opened at 2004-01-21 22:28
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Category: Threads
Group: Python 2.3
Status: Closed
>Resolution: Wont Fix
Priority: 5
Submitted By: David Dyck (dcd)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: 2.3.3 hangs in test_fork1 and test_threadedtempfile

Initial Comment:
make test hangs in 2.3.3 
 test_fork1 and test_threadedtempfile

go get test to complete I needed to 
 ./python -E -tt ./Lib/test/regrtest.py -l -x
test_fork1 -x test_threadedtempfile



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Comment By: David Dyck (dcd)
Date: 2004-01-24 00:04

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As I mentioned in the 2004-01-23 17:24 message,
I was able to make some more progress, using
  --without-threads
to disable the threads in v2.3.3   (e.g.)
 ./configure --without-threads && make

I should have done a make clean first !!!!
then I received less errors.

  (I'd like to mark this as "resolved" to
the point that linux/libc5 is not expected
to have functional threads, as I'm not
looking for threads in Python at this time)

I'll look into the other errors and report them
separately.   For now
  ./configure --without-threads
is effective enough.


*** WARNING: renaming "bsddb185" since importing it failed:
Unable to resolve symbol
*** WARNING: renaming "dbm" since importing it failed:
Unable to resolve symbol
*** WARNING: renaming "_curses" since importing it failed:
Unable to resolve symbol
*** WARNING: renaming "_curses_panel" since importing it
failed: No module named _curses


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Comment By: David Dyck (dcd)
Date: 2004-01-23 17:24

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I was able to make some more progress, using
--without-threads
to disable the threads in v2.3.3 
    ./configure --without-threads && make

but I was surprised how threads were twisted into the rest
of the python modules (or at least their test cases

*** WARNING: renaming "_testcapi" since importing it failed:
Unable to resolve s
*** WARNING: renaming "_socket" since importing it failed:
Unable to resolve sym
*** WARNING: renaming "bsddb185" since importing it failed:
Unable to resolve sy
*** WARNING: renaming "dbm" since importing it failed:
Unable to resolve symbol
*** WARNING: renaming "_curses" since importing it failed:
Unable to resolve sym
*** WARNING: renaming "zlib" since importing it failed:
Unable to resolve symbol


*** WARNING: renaming "_ssl" since importing it failed: No
module named _socket
*** WARNING: renaming "_curses_panel" since importing it
failed: No module named

It was surprising that zlib would depend on threads but
more detail reveals the following from the build:
./python: can't resolve symbol 'PyThread_acquire_lock'
./python: can't resolve symbol 'PyThread_allocate_lock'
./python: can't resolve symbol 'PyThread_release_lock'



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Comment By: Michael Hudson (mwh)
Date: 2004-01-23 10:29

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Fair enough, I suppose.  I doubt you'll get threads working
on such a system, though, as python tickles bugs in old
versions of pthreads.  You can try passing --disable-threads
(think that's the right incantation) to configure.

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Comment By: David Dyck (dcd)
Date: 2004-01-23 05:00

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Since you asked.

It is quite simple to upgrade the kernel, and I've been
doing it since 1996.  It's a bit more difficult to upgrade
libc's so I've stuck with what's working.

It's gotten to the point that I've been trying to see how long
I can go before I have to upgrade to libc6.  I'm hoping that
Python is portable enough that I don't have to upgrade my
libc to get it working (I didn't have to upgrade my libc to
get Perl running :-)

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Comment By: Michael Hudson (mwh)
Date: 2004-01-22 11:03

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You have a 2.4 kernel and are linking against libc *5*?!  Why?



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Comment By: David Dyck (dcd)
Date: 2004-01-22 01:41

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thank you for reminding me of the questions I should have
answered
uname -a
Linux dd 2.4.25-pre6 #1 Fri Jan 16 13:23:13 PST 2004 i686
gcc -v
Reading specs from
/usr/lib/gcc-lib/i586-pc-linux-gnulibc1/egcs-2.91.66.1/specs
gcc version egcs-2.91.66.1 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2
release)

libc.so.5.4.44

dd:lib$ which python
/usr/local/bin/python
dd:lib$ python -V
Python 2.3.3
dd:lib$ ldd /usr/local/bin/python
        libpthread.so.0 => /lib/libpthread.so.0 (0x4000c000)
        libdl.so.1 => /lib/libdl.so.1 (0x4001d000)
        libm.so.5 => /lib/libm.so.5 (0x40020000)
        libc.so.5 => /lib/libc.so.5 (0x40029000)

(my perl installation doesn't link
with any threads - I've don't
think any application on this linux
system have used pthread either)



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Comment By: Tim Peters (tim_one)
Date: 2004-01-22 01:18

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Of course these tests pass on all the platforms the 
developers and testers used, else 2.3.3 wouldn't have been 
released.

So the most important bits of info are missing:  which OS, and 
which C compiler and runtime, and which thread 
implementation, are you using?

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