[Python-Dev] EINTR handling...

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Aug 30 19:57:29 CEST 2013

I don't have a strong opinion on this either. The distinction between
send() and send_all() makes sense to me though (send_all() works hard to
get all your data out, send() only does what it can quickly).

Personally for calls like select() I think returning early on EINTR makes
sense, it's usually part of a select loop anyway.

The only thing I care deeply about is that you shouldn't restart anything
before letting a Python-level signal handler run. A program might well have
a Python signal handler that must run before the I/O is restarted, and the
signal handler might raise an exception (like the default SIGINT handler,
which raises KeyboardInterrupt).

On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 10:02 AM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net>wrote:

> On Fri, 30 Aug 2013 12:29:12 +0200
> Charles-François Natali <cf.natali at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Furthermore, the stdlib code base is not consistent: some code paths
> > handle EINTR, e.g. subprocess, multiprocessing, sock_sendall() does
> > but not sock_send()...
> > Just grep for EINTR and InterruptedError and you'll be amazed.
> >
> > GHC, the JVM and probably other platforms handle EINTR, maybe it's
> > time for us too?
> I don't have any precise opinion on this. It's true that we should have
> a systematic approach, I just don't know if all interfaces should
> handler EINTR automatically, or only the high-level ones.
> (for the sake of clarity, I'm fine with either :-))
> Regards
> Antoine.
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