Author vstinner
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Date 2016-03-10.09:47:41
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> Does the API doc say anything about the GIL, for example?

I modified Python to add assert(PyGILState_Check()); in PyMem_Malloc() and other functions.

Sadly, I found a bug in Numpy: Numpy releases the GIL for performance but call PyMem_Malloc() with the GIL released. I proposed a fix:

I guess that the fix is obvious and will be quickly merged, but it means that other libraries may have the issue.

Using the issue #26516 (PYTHONMALLOC=debug), we can check PyGILState_Check() at runtime, but there is currently an issue related to sub-interpreters. The assertion fails in support.run_in_subinterp(), function used by test_threading and test_capi for example.
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