[Python-checkins] bpo-40928: notify users running test_decimal on macOS of malloc warnings (GH-26783)

ambv webhook-mailer at python.org
Fri Aug 6 08:51:00 EDT 2021

commit: 15d3c14df32a35ac69898a7852115722e30d7857
branch: main
author: Jack DeVries <58614260+jdevries3133 at users.noreply.github.com>
committer: ambv <lukasz at langa.pl>
date: 2021-08-06T14:50:56+02:00

bpo-40928: notify users running test_decimal on macOS of malloc warnings (GH-26783)

* When trying to allocate very large regions on macOS, malloc does not   fail silently. It sends a noisy error out to STDERR
* This provides a helper function to warn the user, and provides the warning for test_decimal, which consistently generates these warnings on macOS.

Co-authored-by: Łukasz Langa <lukasz at langa.pl>

A Misc/NEWS.d/next/Tests/2021-08-06-00-07-15.bpo-40928.aIwb6G.rst
M Lib/test/support/__init__.py
M Lib/test/test_decimal.py

diff --git a/Lib/test/support/__init__.py b/Lib/test/support/__init__.py
index e2847d5d3771ea..b380271d24f230 100644
--- a/Lib/test/support/__init__.py
+++ b/Lib/test/support/__init__.py
@@ -467,6 +467,24 @@ def requires_debug_ranges(reason='requires co_positions / debug_ranges'):
 TEST_DATA_DIR = os.path.join(TEST_HOME_DIR, "data")
+def darwin_malloc_err_warning(test_name):
+    """Assure user that loud errors generated by macOS libc's malloc are
+    expected."""
+    if sys.platform != 'darwin':
+        return
+    import shutil
+    msg = ' NOTICE '
+    detail = (f'{test_name} may generate "malloc can\'t allocate region"\n'
+              'warnings on macOS systems. This behavior is known. Do not\n'
+              'report a bug unless tests are also failing. See bpo-40928.')
+    padding, _ = shutil.get_terminal_size()
+    print(msg.center(padding, '-'))
+    print(detail)
+    print('-' * padding)
 def findfile(filename, subdir=None):
     """Try to find a file on sys.path or in the test directory.  If it is not
     found the argument passed to the function is returned (this does not
diff --git a/Lib/test/test_decimal.py b/Lib/test/test_decimal.py
index 058829b03a3dee..28d56909b30034 100644
--- a/Lib/test/test_decimal.py
+++ b/Lib/test/test_decimal.py
@@ -36,7 +36,8 @@
                           requires_IEEE_754, requires_docstrings,
 from test.support import (TestFailed,
-                          run_with_locale, cpython_only)
+                          run_with_locale, cpython_only,
+                          darwin_malloc_err_warning)
 from test.support.import_helper import import_fresh_module
 from test.support import warnings_helper
 import random
@@ -44,6 +45,10 @@
 import threading
+if sys.platform == 'darwin':
+    darwin_malloc_err_warning('test_decimal')
 C = import_fresh_module('decimal', fresh=['_decimal'])
 P = import_fresh_module('decimal', blocked=['_decimal'])
 orig_sys_decimal = sys.modules['decimal']
diff --git a/Misc/NEWS.d/next/Tests/2021-08-06-00-07-15.bpo-40928.aIwb6G.rst b/Misc/NEWS.d/next/Tests/2021-08-06-00-07-15.bpo-40928.aIwb6G.rst
new file mode 100644
index 00000000000000..c9a5e1b01e58aa
--- /dev/null
+++ b/Misc/NEWS.d/next/Tests/2021-08-06-00-07-15.bpo-40928.aIwb6G.rst
@@ -0,0 +1,2 @@
+Notify users running test_decimal regression tests on macOS of potential
+harmless "malloc can't allocate region" messages spewed by test_decimal.

More information about the Python-checkins mailing list