Title: multiprocessing.Pool with maxtasksperchild starts too many processes
Type: resource usage Stage:
Components: Library (Lib) Versions: Python 3.4
Status: closed Resolution:
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Assigned To: Nosy List: Zahari.Dim
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Created on 2015-06-27 09:22 by Zahari.Dim, last changed 2015-06-27 09:52 by Zahari.Dim. This issue is now closed.

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msg245878 - (view) Author: Zahari Dim (Zahari.Dim) Date: 2015-06-27 09:22
The following example should start two processes, but instead it starts three, even though only two do_work(). A third process is incorrectly started after the first one finishes.

import os
import time
from multiprocessing import Pool

def initprocess():
    print("Starting PID: %d" % os.getpid())

def do_work(x):
    print("Doing work in %d" % os.getpid())

if __name__ == '__main__':
    p = Pool(2, initializer=initprocess,maxtasksperchild=1)
    results =, (1,2), chunksize=1)
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2015-06-27 09:52:20Zahari.Dimsetstatus: open -> closed
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