Python/C API bug (multithreading)

Krzysztof Włodarczyk krzysztof.wlodarczyk at
Tue Jun 19 19:22:41 CEST 2007


I think I've found a bug in Python/C API and multithreading.

I'm currently creating an intrusion detection system based on mobile agents.

I have an AgentPlatform (C/C++) and 2 agents on it (2 Python scripts: 
Snort and Anomaly)

These 2 agents are each running its own Python interpreter (both by 
Py_Run*** stuff). Of course I do have Threading on (I mean there is: 
PyGILStateEnsure stuff as well).

I also have an interface that is used by both agents (Python scripts) to 
access my Agent Platform (C/C++ program). That interface have one 
method: AgentPlatform.getPacket() - when I call it in Python - 
appropriate method AgentPlatform.getPacket() is called in C/C++ 
AgentPlatform. Between these two moments somthing bad happens.
This happens when Snort calls Python's AgentPlatform.getPacket() and 
just before C/C++'s AgentPlatform.getPacket() is called - another agent 
- Anomaly Agent calls its Python's AgentPlatform.getPacket().

In this particular moment everything hangs:(((((((((((((

Let me show it on an image:

Is there any simple way to fix this damned bug??

best regards


Krzysztof Włodarczyk
Centrum Technologii Mobilnych Mobiltek S.A.
e-mail: krzysztof.wlodarczyk at
mobile: 502-525-035

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