[Python-Dev] Core dump in garbage collection: _PyGC_Insert???

Jeremy Hylton jeremy@beopen.com
Mon, 10 Jul 2000 23:19:32 -0400 (EDT)

>>>>> "NS" == Neil Schemenauer <nascheme@enme.ucalgary.ca> writes:

  NS> On Tue, Jul 11, 2000 at 01:05:10AM +0000, Peter Schneider-Kamp
  NS> wrote:
  >> I wouldn't bet my life on it, but I don't think the GC code is
  >> responsible.

  NS> Its hard to say.  The GC code will probably pick up on a lot of
  NS> problems because it touches many objects.  On the other hand, it
  NS> could be my bug.

My first guess would be something other than the GC.  When I was
working on the string_join fix this afternoon, a couple of my interim
versions had refcount problems that lead to core dumps in the garbage
collector.  The GC catches lots of memory problems because it's
touching all the objects; that doesn't mean its to blame for all those

Which leads me to ask, Barry, did you run purify on an interpreter
with the latest stringobject.c?