[Stackless] A new crash bug

Richard Tew richard.m.tew at gmail.com
Mon Oct 15 19:02:21 CEST 2007

On 10/15/07, Kristján Valur Jónsson <kristjan at ccpgames.com> wrote:
> I don't get it to crash, debug or release.
> What exact command line are you using?  Since you mention GC, maybe GC needs to trigger in a particular place?  Will adding a gc.collect() in a strategic place help it to crash?

I have it in the Stackless unittest directory in my local SVN
checkout, as test_blah.py.  Then I invoke it with '"c:\program
files\python251\python.exe" test_blah.py'.  It is the standard Python
2.5.1 install from python.org and the 2.5.1 Stackless dlls which are
available from stackless.com.

The reproduction case is 100% reliable with this setup.  I cannot
debug it as I do not own Visual Studio and freshly reinstalled Vista
recently losing my install of Visual Studio 2005 Express.  Assuming it
happens with VS 2005 Express.  But anyone who is using the provided
builds of Stackless for 2.5.1 should be vulnerable to this bug, as
they would be using the exact same setup of course.

Anyway, perhaps it is not worth bothering with.  If no-one else is
experiencing it, then it might be either my use of Vista, or the fact
I compiled the distribution dlls with the freely available 'MS
toolkit' version of VS 2003, which is causing the problem.


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