[Numpy-tickets] [NumPy] #378: NumPy or Python crashing with segfault

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#378: NumPy or Python crashing with segfault
 Reporter:  tecki               |        Owner:  somebody
     Type:  defect              |       Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal              |    Milestone:          
Component:  numpy.core          |      Version:          
 Severity:  normal              |   Resolution:          
 Keywords:  segfault vectorize  |  
Comment (by tecki):

 I think I found the bug. In ''ufuncobject.c'' line 1975, there is a
 ''Py_XDECREF''. This decreases the reference counter of the object
 in the buffer ''castbuf''. When this buffer is re-used in the next
 pass in the loop, in line 1906 the refcounter gets decreased again.
 Changing the ''Py_XDECREF'' to ''Py_CLEAR'' solved my problem.
 (I still get spurious segfaults, but at different places).

 I think this does not introduce new bugs, since the content of the
 buffer should not be used anymore anyways once ''Py_XDECREF''ed.

 So I propose the following patch:

 --- ufuncobject.c       (révision 3435)
 +++ ufuncobject.c       (copie de travail)
 @@ -1972,7 +1972,7 @@
                                                                 size =

                                                         for (j=0; j<size;
 j++) {
                                                                 objptr +=

Ticket URL: <http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/numpy/ticket/378#comment:5>
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