[Python-Dev] About SSL tests

Josiah Carlson jcarlson at uci.edu
Tue Apr 3 04:33:57 CEST 2007

Facundo Batista <facundo at taniquetil.com.ar> wrote:
> Jean-Paul Calderone wrote:
> > If the openssl binary is available, when the test starts, launch it in
> > a child process, talk to it for the test, then kill it when the test is
> > done.
> Ok, I have a demo of this.
> Right now, I face this problem.
> I launch openssl through subprocess, but I do *not* find a way to tell
> him to quit serving, so all I can do is to kill the process (through the
> pid from the Popen object).
> The problem is that os.kill only works in Unix and Macintosh. So,
> there's a better way to do this? Or I shall check if I'm in one of those
> both platforms and only execute the tests there?

If you have a compilation of pywin32 (isn't it shipped by default in
Python 2.5+?), you can kill the process with
win32process.TerminateProcess() .

 - Josiah

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