Author torsten
Recipients torsten
Date 2011-01-11.11:16:52
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When trying to send an object via a Queue that can't be pickled, one gets a quite unhelpful traceback:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/multiprocessing/", line 242, in _feed
PicklingError: Can't pickle <type 'module'>: attribute lookup __builtin__.module failed

I have no idea where I am sending this. It would be helpful to get the call trace to the call to Queue.put.

My workaround was to create a Queue via this function MyQueue:

def MyQueue():
    import cPickle
    def myput(obj, *args, **kwargs):
        return orig_put(obj, *args, **kwargs)

    q = Queue()
    orig_put, q.put = q.put, myput
    return q

That way I get the pickle exception in the caller to put and was able to find out the offending code.
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