[Python-Dev] No beta2 tonight

Jesse Noller jnoller at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 19:45:44 CEST 2008

On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 9:16 AM, Jesse Noller <jnoller at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 12:30 AM, Barry Warsaw <barry at python.org> wrote:
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>> We have green buildbots, yay!  Thanks everyone for that.
>> However, we still have three release blocker issues that I am not
>> comfortable deferring.
>> 3088 test_multiprocessing hangs intermittently on POSIX platforms
>> 3375 _multiprocessing.so build problems
>> 874900 threading module can deadlock after fork
>> My biggest concern is 3375 and 3088, the latter has a dependency on 874900.
>> 3375 is very strange since a subsequent 'make' completes just fine.  This
>> issue happens for me on both OS X 10.5 and Ubuntu 8.04 for py3k.
>> 3088 does not appear to be happening now on OS X or Ubuntu, but the issue
>> (and its dependent issue) are not closed, so I'm not sure exactly what's
>> going on here.
>> So we'll give these releases another 24 hours.  Please, if you have time see
>> what you can do about resolving these three blockers.  Chat with me on
>> #python-dev if you think we should release anyway.  I will try to look into
>> 3375, but I'd like to know if anybody else is seeing these build failures.
>> I'll note that I plan to hold the beta3 releases until all release blocker
>> and deferred blockers are resolved.
>> - -Barry
> Quick status update, since I'm the gating factor.
> 3088: I didn't want to close this until 874900's patch was submitted,
> ported to py3k and I saw green build bots. By the time I went to sleep
> last night, we were still seeing 2to3 test timeouts on the build bots.
> I will port the patch to 3k today and lower the priority of 874900 and
> close 3088 shortly.
> 3375: Guido (thanks guido) looked into this, and while I banged my
> head on it a lot yesterday - guido's identified the issue, and now I
> need to figure out a fix - help is welcome on this one.
> I apologize for not getting these resolved last night
> -jesse

Just to close the loop - 3088 is closed now, and 874900 is on py3k,
therefore lowered from a release blocker for now (it needs to remain
open to finish resolving a few issues)

Guido fixed 3375 (thanks again)


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