python crash on windows but not on linux

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Thu Feb 11 23:59:50 CET 2010

On 2/11/2010 9:32 AM, hjebbers wrote:
> To all,
> I am running an EDI translator, and doing stress tests.
> When processing a test with a (relatively) big EDI file(s) on
> windowsXP  I get a crash:
>      'sorry for the inconvenience' etc  (so no clues about what is
> causing the problem)
> This happens with python 2.4, 2.5, 2.6
> It does not happen in the same setup&tests on linux. (while the linux
> machine has only half of the RAM of the windows machine).
> I am quite sure it is not some external module; there's no GUI (apart
> from 'print'), no network connections.
> Actually, the crash is not predictable....the crash occurs most of the
> time...but at different points.
> So basically I am wondering how to proceed.
> Is it related to a memory problem? (which does not occur on Linux)
> any pointer is very welcome,

Are you using a 3rd-party extension (compiled-C) module? If so, I would 
suspect something platform specific in that.

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