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Title: test_signal.test_issue9324() fails on buildbot AMD64 Windows7 SP1 3.x
Type: Stage: resolved
Components: Windows Versions: Python 3.4
Status: closed Resolution: fixed
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: brian.curtin, jkloth, larry, ncoghlan, pitrou, python-dev, vstinner
Priority: normal Keywords: patch

Created on 2013-07-07 14:42 by vstinner, last changed 2022-04-11 14:57 by admin. This issue is now closed.

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issue18396.diff jkloth, 2013-07-08 06:35 review
Messages (8)
msg192566 - (view) Author: STINNER Victor (vstinner) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-07-07 14:42
ERROR: test_issue9324 (test.test_signal.WindowsSignalTests)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\\3.x.kloth-win64\build\lib\test\", line 213, in test_issue9324
    signal.signal(sig, signal.signal(sig, handler))
TypeError: signal handler must be signal.SIG_IGN, signal.SIG_DFL, or a callable object

Related issue: #9324 (closed 3 years ago).
msg192618 - (view) Author: Jeremy Kloth (jkloth) * Date: 2013-07-08 06:35
This error is reproducible by simply passing '-j' to regrtest on any Windows build so it is not Win64-specific.

It seems that when run in a subprocess, certain signals have C handlers that cause the return value of getsignal() to return None which, of course, is not a valid handler for signal().

The C-level handlers seem to be coming from faulthandler so I am unsure if it is wise to replace those signal handlers within the test.  Attached is a patch which only resets signal handlers for those without a C-level handler.
msg193855 - (view) Author: Nick Coghlan (ncoghlan) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-07-29 07:56
Is it possible this is indicating a real bug with faulthandler on Windows? Why are we returning None from signal.getsignal?
msg193856 - (view) Author: Jeremy Kloth (jkloth) * Date: 2013-07-29 08:02
It do not think that it is a just a Windows issue wrt faulthandler. It is that there are no similar tests for signals on other platforms.

getsignal() needs to return *something* for the value of a handler which is not SIG_DFL or SIG_IGN.
msg193858 - (view) Author: Jeremy Kloth (jkloth) * Date: 2013-07-29 11:29
Added nosy list from issue 18523
msg194253 - (view) Author: Nick Coghlan (ncoghlan) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-08-03 12:45
I checked the getsignal docs, and indeed None is the expected return value for "signal handler exists, but was not installed from Python". That's accurate given the way faulthandler works:

On Linux (Python 3.3.0):

$ python3 -c "import signal; print(signal.getsignal(signal.SIGSEGV))"
$ python3 -X faulthandler -c "import signal; print(signal.getsignal(signal.SIGSEGV))"

So Jeremy's patch looks correct to me - when faulthandler is enabled, we need to skip over the signals that have those handlers attached.
msg194255 - (view) Author: Roundup Robot (python-dev) (Python triager) Date: 2013-08-03 13:03
New changeset b7834800562f by Nick Coghlan in branch '3.3':
Close #18396: fix spurious test_signal failure on Windows

New changeset 6fc71ed6a910 by Nick Coghlan in branch 'default':
Merge #18396 from 3.3
msg194256 - (view) Author: Nick Coghlan (ncoghlan) * (Python committer) Date: 2013-08-03 13:05
I added one slight tweak to Jeremy's patch - an assertion to ensure that test loop is checking at least some* signals, even when faulthandler is enabled.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:57:47adminsetgithub: 62596
2013-08-03 13:05:18ncoghlansetmessages: + msg194256
2013-08-03 13:03:41python-devsetstatus: open -> closed

nosy: + python-dev
messages: + msg194255

resolution: fixed
stage: resolved
2013-08-03 12:45:44ncoghlansetmessages: + msg194253
2013-07-29 11:29:01jklothsetnosy: + pitrou, larry, brian.curtin
messages: + msg193858
2013-07-29 08:02:39jklothsetmessages: + msg193856
2013-07-29 07:56:06ncoghlansetnosy: + ncoghlan
messages: + msg193855
2013-07-22 19:15:45vstinnerlinkissue18523 superseder
2013-07-08 06:35:21jklothsetfiles: + issue18396.diff

nosy: + jkloth
messages: + msg192618

keywords: + patch
2013-07-07 14:42:50vstinnercreate