[Python-Dev] Python continually calling sigprocmask() on FreeBSD 5

Suleiman Souhlal ssouhlal at FreeBSD.org
Mon May 9 20:36:14 CEST 2005


While investigating why the script used in http://docs.freebsd.org/ 
cgi/getmsg.cgi?fetch=148191+0+current/freebsd-stable used so much  
system time on FreeBSD 5, I noticed that python is continually  
calling sigprocmask(), as can be seen from the following ktrace(1) dump:

    673 python   0.000007 CALL  sigprocmask(0x3,0,0x811d11c)
    673 python   0.000005 RET   sigprocmask 0
    673 python   0.000009 CALL  sigprocmask(0x1,0,0x8113d1c)
    673 python   0.000005 RET   sigprocmask 0

This is using Python 2.4.1.
Any clue about why this is happening?
(Please include me to the recipients for any reply, as I'm not  

Suleiman Souhlal     | ssouhlal at vt.edu
The FreeBSD Project  | ssouhlal at FreeBSD.org

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