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Author Oleg Babintsev
Recipients Hans Lawrenz, Oleg Babintsev, abarry, bkabrda, martin.panter, pitrou, python-dev, serhiy.storchaka, vstinner
Date 2016-06-18.10:35:38
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My environment: 
Windows as host OS, VirtualBox VM, Linux as guest OS

When temporary directory is a directory which mounted from the host OS, a "OSError: [Errno 26] Text file busy" exception is thrown.

Test file:

import tempfile

with tempfile.TemporaryFile(dir="/tmp") as tf:
    tf.write("testing testing testing\n".encode('utf-8'))
print("Temp file: worked")

"/tmp" directory - is a shared folder (vboxsf)


0e87f2561643">root@0e87f2561643:/# python /etc/odoo/
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/etc/odoo/", line 3, in <module>
    with tempfile.TemporaryFile(dir="/tmp") as tf:
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 513, in TemporaryFile
OSError: [Errno 26] Text file busy: '/tmp/tmpsl0JQI'

0e87f2561643">root@0e87f2561643:/# python --version
Python 2.7.11+

0e87f2561643">root@0e87f2561643:/# python
Python 2.7.11+ (default, Jun  2 2016, 19:34:15)
[GCC 5.3.1 20160528] on linux2
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import sys
>>> sys.version
'2.7.11+ (default, Jun  2 2016, 19:34:15) \n[GCC 5.3.1 20160528]'
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