Author vstinner
Recipients benjamin.peterson, gregory.p.smith, izbyshev, miss-islington, pitrou, serhiy.storchaka, siddhesh, skrah, steve.dower, vstinner
Date 2018-11-30.16:54:56
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Oh... test_threaded_import started to crash on Python 2.7:

$ ./python -m test  -F -v test_threaded_import
0:00:00 load avg: 1.06 [  3] test_threaded_import
Trying 20 threads ... OK.
Trying 50 threads ... OK.
Trying 20 threads ... OK.
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

The problem is that PyMem_Malloc() is not thread safe when Python is compiled in debug mode! In release mode, it's safe because PyMem_Malloc() is a thin wrapper to malloc(). But in debug mode, PyMem_Malloc() uses the debug hooks and... pymalloc allocator which is not thread-safe!
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