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Author sbt
Recipients fmitha, sbt
Date 2012-01-09.21:27:57
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This is not specific to multiprocessing.  It is really an issue with the pickling of exceptions:

  >>> import cPickle
  >>> class BadExc(Exception):
  ...     def __init__(self, a):
  ...         '''Non-optional param in the constructor.'''
  ...         self.a = a
  >>> a = cPickle.dumps(BadExc(1))
  >>> cPickle.loads(a)
  Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  TypeError: ('__init__() takes exactly 2 arguments (1 given)', <class '__main__.BadExc'>, ())

I think that when you create a new exception class with an __init__() method, you need to make sure that self.args is set properly by calling the __init__() method of the parent class using the same arguments.  So you can instead do

  class BadExc(Exception):
      def __init__(self, a):
          '''Non-optional param in the constructor.'''
          Exception.__init__(self, a)
          self.a = a
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