Author pablogsal
Recipients Henrique Andrade, davin, pablogsal, pitrou
Date 2018-03-18.12:19:14
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When I run your script I do not see any file descriptor associated with the queue when 

subprocess.call(["ls", "-la", "/proc/%d/fd" % os.getpid()])

is executed.

This is my output if I just execute your program:

starting  3728
Starting 'external_application'
exit status 10

the 'external_application' application finished with exit status '10'...

Note the file descriptor #4 below
total 0
dr-x------ 2 pablogsal pablogsal  0 Mar 18 12:17 .
dr-xr-xr-x 9 pablogsal pablogsal  0 Mar 18 12:17 ..
lrwx------ 1 pablogsal pablogsal 64 Mar 18 12:17 0 -> /dev/pts/1
lrwx------ 1 pablogsal pablogsal 64 Mar 18 12:17 1 -> /dev/pts/1
lrwx------ 1 pablogsal pablogsal 64 Mar 18 12:17 2 -> /dev/pts/1
lr-x------ 1 pablogsal pablogsal 64 Mar 18 12:17 5 -> /dev/urandom

This is my output if I remove the call to "del queue":

starting  3892
Starting 'external_application'
exit status 10

the 'external_application' application finished with exit status '10'...

Note the file descriptor #4 below
total 0
dr-x------ 2 pablogsal pablogsal  0 Mar 18 12:18 .
dr-xr-xr-x 9 pablogsal pablogsal  0 Mar 18 12:18 ..
lrwx------ 1 pablogsal pablogsal 64 Mar 18 12:18 0 -> /dev/pts/1
lrwx------ 1 pablogsal pablogsal 64 Mar 18 12:18 1 -> /dev/pts/1
lrwx------ 1 pablogsal pablogsal 64 Mar 18 12:18 2 -> /dev/pts/1
l-wx------ 1 pablogsal pablogsal 64 Mar 18 12:18 4 -> 'pipe:[104568]'
lr-x------ 1 pablogsal pablogsal 64 Mar 18 12:18 5 -> /dev/urandom

So at least on my side "del queue" is having the desired effect.

Notice that calling

> del queue

does not destroy the object but just decrement in 1 the number of references to the object. To force collection of any possible cycles once you have destroyed all references on your side you can call

> import gc
> gc.collect()
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