[Python-Dev] mysterious hangs in socket code

Aahz aahz@pythoncraft.com
Tue, 3 Sep 2002 19:49:01 -0400

On Tue, Sep 03, 2002, Jeremy Hylton wrote:
> I've been running a small, multi-threaded program to retrieve web
> pages today.  The entire program appears to hang when I perform a slow
> DNS operation, even there is no application-level coordinate between
> the threads.

gethostbyname() IIRC has frequently been non-reentrant.  it might be
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