[issue9405] crash when calling urllib.getproxies() under OSX with subprocess / particular memory usage

Ronald Oussoren report at bugs.python.org
Tue Aug 10 07:49:51 CEST 2010

Ronald Oussoren <ronaldoussoren at mac.com> added the comment:

I agree that this is an annoying bug, and I'm glad that it doesn't occur in the 27-maint branch.

I won't close this issue yet though, I'd prefer to add a unittest that demonstrates the problem in 2.7.0 and shows that the problem is fixed afterwords.

Basically something like this:

   pid = os.fork() 
   if pid == 0:
       # child
       import platform
       import urllib

       # parent
       exit = sys.waitpid(pid, 0)
       self.assertEquals(exit, 0)


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