python crash on windows but not on linux

hjebbers hjebbers at
Fri Feb 12 18:21:07 CET 2010

On Feb 12, 3:17 pm, Peter Otten <__pete... at> wrote:
> hjebbers wrote:
> > On Feb 11, 7:01 pm, Peter Otten <__pete... at> wrote:
> >> hjebbers wrote:
> >> > On Feb 11, 5:45 pm, M3RT <mgul... at> wrote:
> >> >> The problem may be related to how you treat the EDI file or lets say
> >> >> DATA. Also your coding style is important. Can you provide more info?
> >> > Yes, a whole lot more; but I do not want to bother you with that now.
> >> > I was just wondering if it is possible that the same setup gives a
> >> > CRASH! on windows and just works on linux.
> >> > (where is the bug?)
> >> In the platform-specific code ;)
> >> Even on alt.haruspicy they cannot do much without a liver now and then...
> > if it is in the platform-specific code should I make this into a
> > bugreport?
> A this stage a bug report would be useless. The details you have provided so
> far don't give anyone without physical access to your machine a chance to
> reproduce the error.
> > (because the crash does not appear at the same place in my code (when
> > doing the same test-run) it will be quite hard to point down....)
> Indeed. The culprit may be an extension written in C that is overwriting
> memory still in use by other parts of your program.
> Peter

No C extensions used. Definitely not.

As these crashes occur during stress tests, I go to the limits of the
memory available.
What strikes me is:
1. the crash on windows, but linux works OK (same test sets)
2. the linux box has 750Mb RAM, the windows box has 1.5Gb (twice as

kind regards, Henk-jan

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