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Author vstinner
Recipients BreamoreBoy, Rhamphoryncus, belopolsky, docs@python, eric.araujo, georg.brandl, gvanrossum, poolie, schmir, tebeka, terry.reedy, vstinner
Date 2011-08-30.21:56:02
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> def handler(signal, stackframe):
>     print "OUCH"
>     stdout.flush()
>     _exit(1)

What do you want to do on a SIGSEGV? On a real fault, you cannot rely on  Python internal state, you cannot use any Python object. To handle a real SIGSEGV fault, you have to implement a signal handler using only *signal safe* functions.... in C.

See faulthandler_fatal_error() function:

> The documentation for this can now point to the faulthandler module
> (in Python 3).

For your information, faulthandler is available for Python older than 3.3 as a third party module:

> segfault is the following C module:

For tests, you can use ctypes.string_at(0) to read a word from NULL.


faulthandler installs a signal handler for SIGSEGV, SIGFPE, SIGABRT, SIGBUS and SIGILL signals:
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