[Python-checkins] Warn that dbm.dumb.open() can crash Python (GH-6047) (GH-6048)

Brett Cannon webhook-mailer at python.org
Fri Mar 9 19:12:57 EST 2018

commit: 6826589415408e68e7872bfde30abbdff17772b2
branch: 3.7
author: Miss Islington (bot) <31488909+miss-islington at users.noreply.github.com>
committer: Brett Cannon <brettcannon at users.noreply.github.com>
date: 2018-03-09T16:12:54-08:00

Warn that dbm.dumb.open() can crash Python (GH-6047) (GH-6048)

(cherry picked from commit 10485ebd40669d3e17ab4f477c8c898543bcccd1)

Co-authored-by: Brett Cannon <brettcannon at users.noreply.github.com>

M Doc/library/dbm.rst

diff --git a/Doc/library/dbm.rst b/Doc/library/dbm.rst
index 32e80b2cf6ed..0150f5d5c6e8 100644
--- a/Doc/library/dbm.rst
+++ b/Doc/library/dbm.rst
@@ -347,6 +347,11 @@ The module defines the following:
    database has to be created.  It defaults to octal ``0o666`` (and will be modified
    by the prevailing umask).
+   .. warning::
+      It is possible to crash the Python interpreter when loading a database
+      with a sufficiently large/complex entry due to stack depth limitations in
+      Python's AST compiler.
    .. versionchanged:: 3.5
       :func:`.open` always creates a new database when the flag has the value

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