Bloody signal handling (in embedded Python code)

Marcin Krol mrkafk at gmail.com
Wed Jul 2 18:08:41 CEST 2008


Hello everyone,

And now for something completely different: signal handling sometimes 
works, sometimes it doesn't.

When I embed following code, it works:


count = 0

def test():
         global count
         while True:
                 count += 1
                 if (count % 100000 == 0):
                         print count

if __name__ == "__main__":
         test()

It nicely does what signal handler function tells it to do and exits.


However, when I embed this code, it segfaults on receiving the signal:


import time

def test():
         time.sleep(1)
         print "success"
         time.sleep(90)

if __name__ == "__main__":
         test()


Does it have something to do with the fact that the program receiving 
the signal sleeps?

The C code of segfaulting program:

#include <Python.h>
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <syslog.h>
#include <unistd.h>
#include <signal.h>

void userbreak(int sig)
{
         Py_Finalize();
         printf("Interrupted..\n");
         exit(sig);
}

void terminaterun(int sig)
{
         Py_Finalize();
         printf("Received SIGTERM. Terminating.\n");
         exit(sig);
}

int main(int argc, char **argv)
{
         Py_Initialize();
         PyObject *pyCode, *mainmodule, *maindict;
         mainmodule = PyImport_AddModule("__main__");
         maindict = PyModule_GetDict(mainmodule);
         unsigned int size = 326;

unsigned char python_code[] = { 0x63,0x00,0x00,
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         pyCode = PyMarshal_ReadObjectFromString((PyObject *) 
python_code, size);

         (void) signal(SIGINT, userbreak);
         (void) signal(SIGTERM, terminaterun);
         PyEval_EvalCode(pyCode, maindict, maindict);

         Py_Finalize();

}





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