python crash on windows but not on linux

hjebbers hjebbers at
Fri Feb 12 02:09:13 CET 2010

On Feb 11, 11:59 pm, Terry Reedy <tjre... at> wrote:
> 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.
That was my first thought. Sop I tried to eliminate that.
well, there is a connection to a database.
but I tested this with connections to SQLite, MySQL, PostGreSQL, and
the crash keeps coming.
So I think it is not a 3rd party module....
And all else is is pure python.

kind regards, Henk-Jan

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