[IPython-user] Re: [IPython-dev] A plea for help with a threading bug...
Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Sat Mar 19 13:39:47 CST 2005
Fernando Perez wrote:
> down to readline. In particular, I find this to be noteworthy from the 2.3.5
> release notes at http://www.python.org/2.3.5/NEWS.html:
> Fixed broken threadstate swap in readline that could cause fatal errors when a
> readline hook was being invoked while a background thread was active. (SF bugs
> #660476 and #513033.)
> This sounds remarkably similar to our situation. If this is the case, then we
> have a closed case. Yariv, do you have an easy way to test 2.3.5? I can do
> it, but probably not today.
OOPS, sorry for the noise. I misread the above, and that was an entry from
early on in the 2.3 series, not specific to 2.3.5. And since Yariv tested
gentoo with 2.4, we probably still have a readline bug. Sorry for the
Yariv, I saw your last entry at
Perhaps you could file these as bugs against readline at the SF tracker?
Since you want a small self-contained test case, I'm attaching a little gtk
threaded interactive console which I wrote a while back, based on someone
else's code, for matplotlib. You can rip out the matplotlib-specific code,
but this is small enough that it should be possible to use it to cause the
crash in a self-contained way, without needing ipython at all.
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