[Python-Dev] Slow tests involving bsddb - timeout

Gregory P. Smith greg at krypto.org
Thu Dec 6 02:24:42 CET 2007

I'd expect 4.5 to work fine but I don't know why you're getting such a
strange error, i've never seen that.  fwiw i suggest people avoid
berkeleydb 4.6 for now.

On 12/3/07, skip at pobox.com <skip at pobox.com> wrote:
> I noticed that test_anydbm and test_bsddb seemed to hang, so I -x'd them.
> Later on while test_whichdb was running and I was off doing something else
> (so didn't notice the delay), it eventually spewed this traceback:
>     Traceback (most recent call last):
>       File "/Users/skip/src/python/trunk/Lib/test/test_whichdb.py", line 49, in test_whichdb_name
>         f = mod.open(_fname, 'c')
>       File "/Users/skip/src/python/trunk/Lib/dbhash.py", line 16, in open
>         return bsddb.hashopen(file, flag, mode)
>       File "/Users/skip/src/python/trunk/Lib/bsddb/__init__.py", line 310, in hashopen
>         d.open(file, db.DB_HASH, flags, mode)
>     DBFileExistsError: (17, 'File exists -- __fop_file_setup:  Retry limit (100) exceeded')
> Looking at _bsddb.so I see it's linked against Berkeley DB 4.5.  This is on
> Mac OSX 10.4.11 using the MacPorts version of Berkeley DB (4.5.20).  Have I
> somehow strayed out of the support cocoon without realizing it?  I wouldn't
> have thought so, since the max version listed in setup.py is 4.6.
> Thx,
> Skip
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