Author jorgsk
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Date 2011-06-08.13:55:28
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A normal way to start a multiprocessing-pool is like this:


However, if 'some_number' is 0 or negative, Python hangs and must be killed. I would expect an error message of the type: "Number of processes must be at least 1".

Attaching a script that reproduces this.

I struggled a bit with this for a program that uses cpu_count() - 4 to calculate 'some_number'. Guess what happens when the number of cores is 4 :) Even though the fix is easy (if some_number < 1), it would be nice to be warned about it.
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