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Author duncf
Recipients BreamoreBoy, Rhamphoryncus, bamby, duncf, exarkun, georg.brandl, laca, movement, mstepnicki, nh2, pitrou, ross
Date 2010-12-15.05:17:11
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This is definitely still an issue.

With the "pthread_sig" patch attached to this bug, both on FreeBSD and on linux, any processes spawned from a thread seem to have their signals blocked, so they can not be killed.

Without it, on FreeBSD, the behavior described by bamby is still a problem.

I've attached a test case that adapts bamby's example code into a test, and shows the "unkillable subprocess" problem I described above.

On FreeBSD without the patch, test_signal fails, and with the patch test_thr fails.

On Linux and OS X, without the patch, all tests pass. With the patch, test_thr fails.

I hope somebody can come up with a better fix.
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