[Python-Dev] bug in python arm-linux?: start_new_thread fails after popen

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Thu Dec 18 08:00:25 EST 2003

Jeff Epler <jepler at unpythonic.net> writes:

> On Wed, Dec 17, 2003 at 03:01:00PM +0100, Michael Lauer wrote:
>> Hi, I have a python program which works fine on x86 but doesn't work on
>> any of my arm-linux devices (Zaurus, Ipaq, SIMpad) - all of them are
>> running Python 2.3.2 on top of glibc 2.3.2+linuxthreads on top of kernel
>> 2.4.18-rmk6-pxa3 respectively kernel 2.4.19-rmk7.
> Using threads and fork together seems to be a big smelly armpit in Python.
> There are also problems on redhat9, where signals in a fork+exec'd
> subprocess are blocked, for instance.

This is in no way restricted to RH9...

> This seemed to be a consequence of blocking all signals in
> thread_pthread.h:PyThread_start_new_thread().  Perhaps
> pthread_atfork()



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