Traceback of hanged process

Mike C. Fletcher mcfletch at
Mon Jan 8 21:39:23 CET 2007

Klaas wrote:
> Hynek Hanke wrote:
>> Hello,
>> please, how do I create a pythonic traceback from a python process that
>> hangs and is not running in an interpreter that I executed manually
>> or it is but doesn't react on CTRL-C etc? I'm trying to debug a server
>> implemented in Python, so I need some analog of 'gdb attach' for C.
> In python2.5, you can run a background thread that listens on a port or
> unix socket, and prints a formatted version of sys._current_frames() to
> stderr.  
You can also use the signal module to similar effect.  Works well in 
Twisted, at least:


  Mike C. Fletcher
  Designer, VR Plumber, Coder

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