Python 1.6a2 crashes in test_fork1 on my Mandrake Linux 7 machine

John Lloyd jrl at
Thu Apr 13 19:31:18 EDT 2000

Oliver Andrich wrote:

> Hi,
> I just tried to build a first alpha release of the Linux distribution of
> Python, and the run crashes on the test_fork1 script. Sometimes it
> just hangs, as soon as I switch on full optimizations during compilation I get
> a nice seg fault. The freezes occurs when I compile python without any but the
> standard optimizations on my machine. I am running glibc 2.1.2 and gcc 2.95.2.
> With 1.5.2 this works really fine.
> I will try to investigate this issue. But for this I have to check the CVS
> logs of the relevant files. Anybody with a useful hint should feel free to
> mail me. ;-))
> Best regards,
>     Oliver

I had the same fault but when I compiled without thread support it works OK.
I have not any fork opperations however.


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