[Python-Dev] issue 9807 - a glitch in coexisting builds of different types

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Sat Oct 2 12:36:21 CEST 2010

Am 02.10.2010 00:06, schrieb Barry Warsaw:

> Let's say I build the foo module, which has an _foo extension for both the
> 3.2m and 3.2dmu builds.  Everything gets installed correctly, and you'll see:
>     lib/python3.2/site-packages/foo-...egg/_foo.cpython-32m.so
>     lib/python3.2/site-packages/foo-...egg/_foo.cpython-32dmu.so
> If you now run bin/python3.2dmu and try to import _foo, the right thing
> happens (foreshadowing) assuming that the directory listing for the foo.egg is
> alphabetical.
> But what happens if you run bin/python3.2m and import _foo?  Yeah, well, even
> though there's a _foo.cpython-32m.so sitting right there waiting for you to
> load it, what actually happens is that Python tries to dynload
> _foo.cpython-32dmu.so and crashes miserably.  Why did it do that?
> The reason is that the import.c logic that uses the struct filedescr tables
> built from _PyImport_DynLoadFiletab are just not smart enough to handle this
> case.  All it knows about are suffix, and for backwards compatibility, we have
> dynload_shlib.c matching both .SOABI.so *and* bare .so.  So when it's
> searching the directories for .cpython-32m.so files, it finds the
> ..cpython-32dmu.so first based on the bare .so match.

I don't understand -- wouldn't "foo.sometag.so" (where sometag is not SOABI)
only be found a match for a suffix of ".so" if the module name requested is
"foo.sometag"?  (And if not, isn't implementing that the easiest solution?)


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