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Author vstinner
Recipients pitrou, sbt, vstinner
Date 2011-06-19.23:29:44
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subprocess._communicate_with_select() retries on EINTR: it recomputes timeout before each call.

while self._read_set or self._write_set:
    timeout = self._remaining_time(endtime)
    if timeout is not None and timeout < 0:
        raise TimeoutExpired(self.args, orig_timeout)
        (rlist, wlist, xlist) = \
  , self._write_set, [],
    except select.error as e:
        if e.args[0] == errno.EINTR:

It has a similar code for select.poll().

asyncore.poll() handles EINTR: it just returns.

> I think it would be better to just implement the retrying version
> of select directly.

It would be nice to share more code between subprocess and multiprocessing, but I don't know where such code should be moved. Create a new module just for one function is stupid. Handling EINTR is a common problem when managing subprocesses.

subprocess has a _eintr_retry_call() function.

multiprocessing has a @_eintr_retry decorator handling supporting more error types (use except (EnvironmentError, select.error):).
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