need to suspend/resume a child thread

Miki miki.tebeka at
Thu Nov 13 05:56:35 CET 2008


> A child thread has a long-time executions, how to suspend it and resume
> back the orignial place ?
I don't think you can do it using Python's thread API.
You can either use a platform specific API (such as pywin32) or make
the thread "cooperative" and wait on a condition/semaphore in some
inner loop.

> I know it' nature to use singal, but  child thread cannot get signal as
> Python Manual say.  And i dnt like to  check status variable  as the
> long-time executions can not or be dirty to stop to do check.
Threads and signals don't play well together. Not recommended.

Miki <miki.tebeka at>

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