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Author pxd
Recipients pxd
Date 2012-06-19.21:52:12
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Sporadically, while running an sqlite3 query, the above error is seen.
In order to debug, I modified Objects/tupleobject.c, PyTuple_SetItem() as follows:

	if (!PyTuple_Check(op) || op->ob_refcnt != 1) {
		 * Temp: Bug XYZ Generate core so that we can debug
		 * PyErr_BadInternalCall();
		 * return -1;
		char errmsg[200];
		sprintf(errmsg, "Bug XYZ: PyTuple_Check(op) = %d "
			"op->ob_refcnt = %d; see core\n", PyTuple_Check(op),

This generates a core with the following bt.  Showing the top few frames only:
(gdb) bt
#0  0x0000000800acd3fc in thr_kill () at thr_kill.S:3
#1  0x0000000800b5e283 in abort () at /build/mnt/src/lib/libc/stdlib/abort.c:65
#2  0x0000000000494acf in Py_FatalError (msg=Variable "msg" is not available.
) at ./../Python/pythonrun.c:1646
#3  0x000000000044e740 in PyTuple_SetItem (op=0x80c6e6308, i=16, newitem=0x80a80d780) at ./../Objects/tupleobject.c:128
#4  0x0000000807298866 in _pysqlite_fetch_one_row (self=0x80b846e48) at _sqlite/cursor.c:402
#5  0x0000000807298bf5 in pysqlite_cursor_iternext (self=0x80b846e48) at _sqlite/cursor.c:898
#6  0x0000000000476943 in PyEval_EvalFrameEx (f=0x80a94d420, throwflag=Variable "throwflag" is not available.
) at ./../Python/ceval.c:2237
#7  0x000000000047acbf in PyEval_EvalFrameEx (f=0x80a94b820, throwflag=Variable "throwflag" is not available.
) at ./../Python/ceval.c:3765
#8  0x000000000047bf09 in PyEval_EvalCodeEx (co=0x808d2ac60, globals=Variable "globals" is not available.
) at ./../Python/ceval.c:2942
(gdb) fr 4
#4  0x0000000807298866 in _pysqlite_fetch_one_row (self=0x80b846e48) at _sqlite/cursor.c:402
402	            PyTuple_SetItem(row, i, converted);
Current language:  auto; currently c
(gdb) l
397	                converted = buffer;
398	            }

(gdb) p *(PyTupleObject *)row
$11 = {ob_refcnt = 2, ob_type = 0x60fee0, ob_size = 22, ob_item = {0x80a534030}}

'row' was allocated via PyTuple_New()
but, somehow its  refcount has become 2 while setting the 16th item!!!

Is this a known issue?  If not, what can I do to debug.

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