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Author vanco-buca
Date 2007-07-16.23:34:28
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Encountered a deadlock while executing a"<something>") in a multithreaded environment. After some debugging, found the child process stuck on a lock immediately after the fork, inside the module os's _execvpe() function. 

A Google search found a detailed discussion on this topic in the Python-Dev thread (see 

My symptoms are exactly the same as the ones found by Rotem Yaari, and exactly the same fix worked as well (moving the "from errno import ENOENT, ENOTDIR" line to the beginning of the file). 

Some details follow: 
- my code has several threads running, and some of them executes shell commands with 
- I'm running on Python 2.4.4, with a Linux 2.6.20 kernel, on a dual core system (uname -a shows: Linux rack1 2.6.18-gentoo-r3 #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Dec 5 16:40:19 PST 2006 x86_64 AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 246 AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux)
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