Python Crashes

James Mills prologic at
Wed Jan 14 23:12:09 CET 2009

On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 6:57 AM, koranthala <koranthala at> wrote:
> Hi,
>    I have a twisted based application based on Python 2.4.3. I also
> have one thread in this application.
>    I found that my program crashes repeatedly after a random interval
> (ranging from 10 min to 3 hr). When I say crash, it is not just that
> the program dies. Rather in WinXP - a window comes mentioning that
> 'Python.exe unexpectedly crashed'.
>    I tried putting in catching the exception by using try: except -
> and logging everything. But the logging code is also not hit, i.e.
> even the 'except' code is not hit. I feel that the base python
> interpreter itself is crashing due to some bug in my program.
>    Earlier, I had put code as
> try:
> except:
>  log
>     At this time, my whole machine also froze. It was so slow that
> one mouse movement happened after 7-8 minutes after I moved the
> mouse.
> Then I modified the code to
> try:
> except Exception:
>  log
>    Then, the machine no longer freezes. But, still there is no
> logging of errors happening too.
>    Could anyone guide me on this? I have been facing this issue for a
> day, and cannot seem to solve it.
> P.S ->    I am not allowed to post the code of application - so I hope
> I have explained it enough.

Do you use any 3rd party extensions (DLLs) ?


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