Python deadlock using subprocess.popen and communicate

Atherun atherun at
Thu Sep 22 17:55:40 CEST 2011

On Sep 22, 12:24 am, Thomas Rachel <nutznetz-0c1b6768-bfa9-48d5-
a470-7603bd3aa... at> wrote:
> Am 22.09.2011 05:42 schrieb Atherun:
> > I'm pretty sure thats the problem, this is a generic catch all
> > function for running subprocesses.  It can be anything to a simple
> > command to a complex command with a ton of output.  I'm looking for a
> > better solution to handle the case of running subprocesses that have
> > an undetermined amount of output.
> Just handle process.stdout/stderr by yourself - read it out until EOF
> and then wait() for the process.
> Thomas

Thats what confuses me though, the documentation says can deadlock and apparently so can
communicate, how do you read the stdout/stderr on yourself if its
documented using them can cause a deadlock?

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