[Python-Dev] Python 2.6.3

Scott Dial scott+python-dev at scottdial.com
Thu Oct 1 09:36:26 CEST 2009

Barry Warsaw wrote:
> If not, I'll try to
> spend some time over the next few days looking at outstanding bugs, and
> marking release blockers, etc.

I'd like to draw attention to:


Which is a regression of imaplib.py introduced in r57680.

Ever since I switched to python 2.6 on my box, I have had issues with
getmail[1] getting stuck in an infinite loop swallowing memory (note:
only applies to IMAP SSL connections). While this code is present in
older versions of python, it seems to have become a problem recently
(2009-05-06 is the earliest report on the issue) perhaps due to a
version bump of OpenSSL? I never noticed the problem in python2.5 even
though the code is unchanged. Nevertheless, the code is clearly wrong
and should be corrected.

I would appreciate this bug being resolved before the next release as it
effects me on a daily basis. I have submitted a patch, which reflects my
local solution.


[1] http://pyropus.ca/software/getmail/

Scott Dial
scott at scottdial.com
scodial at cs.indiana.edu

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