Calling into Python from a C thread

Philip Semanchuk philip at
Mon Feb 9 12:28:50 EST 2009

On Feb 9, 2009, at 12:02 PM, Aahz wrote:

> [posted & e-mailed]
> In article <mailman.8619.1233597806.3487.python-list at>,
> Philip Semanchuk  <philip at> wrote:
>> I'm trying call Python from inside of a C thread that's running in a
>> Python extension I've written and I am not having much luck. My C
>> thread function consists of simply this, and I get a segmentation
>> fault from Python:
> Because it's been a week without response, I suggest you try the capi
> mailing list.

I didn't know there *was* such a thing. Thanks for the tip! For those  
who might be interested, the list is here:

FYI, I got my code working and it is in the latest release of posix_ipc:

The function MessageQueue_request_notification() does some necessary  
setup and the function process_notification() does the rest of the work.


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