[Python-Dev] Issue #10348: concurrent.futures doesn't work on BSD
jnoller at gmail.com
Wed Dec 29 21:17:32 CET 2010
On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 1:34 PM, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
> Am 29.12.2010 18:54, schrieb Jesse Noller:
>> On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 10:28 AM, "Martin v. Löwis" <martin at v.loewis.de> wrote:
>>>>> I would like to know if it should be considered as a release blocker.
>>>>> Georg Brandl said yes on IRC.
>>>> Under the condition that it is within reason to fix it before the
>>> What *should* be possible is to disable building
>>> SemLock/multiprocessing.synchronize on FreeBSD. As a consequence,
>>> multiprocessing locks would stop working on FreeBSD, and concurrent
>>> futures; the tests would recognize this lack of features and get
>> The multiprocessing test suite already skips the tests which use the
>> (broken) functionality on BSD correctly. This logic needs to be added
>> to the concurrent.futures library.
> I'm not so sure that skipping the test is the right approach. Doesn't
> that mean that the code will still fail at runtime with
> difficult-to-explain messages? I'd rather prefer if the functionality
> wasn't available in the first place.
> Also, what specific test are you referring to?
If the functionality is not supported then users get an import error
(within multiprocessing). However, RDM's understanding is correct, and
the test is creating more than supported.
More information about the Python-Dev