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If you have some Py_BEGIN_ALLOW_THREADS/Py_END_ALLOW_THREADS in some tp_dealloc and you use such objects in thread local storage, you might get crashes, depending on which thread at what time is trying to cleanup such object.

I haven't fully figured out the details but I have a somewhat reduced testcase. Note that I encountered this in practice because the sqlite connection object does that (while it disconnects, the GIL is released).

This is the C code with some dummy type which has a tp_dealloc which just sleeps for some seconds while the GIL is released: https://github.com/albertz/playground/blob/master/testcrash_python_threadlocal.c

This is the Python code: https://github.com/albertz/playground/blob/master/testcrash_python_threadlocal_py.py

The Python code also contains some code path with a workaround which I'm using currently to avoid such crashes in my application.
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