Author vstinner
Recipients skrah, vstinner
Date 2020-04-08.15:29:02
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I confirm that I'm able to reproduce the issue on the master branch:

$ PYTHONMALLOC=malloc valgrind --leak-check=full --log-file=valgrind.log --num-callers=20 ./python -c pass

==44052== 32 bytes in 1 blocks are definitely lost in loss record 187 of 2,264
==44052==    at 0x483980B: malloc (vg_replace_malloc.c:309)
==44052==    by 0x46DA1E: _PyMem_RawMalloc (obmalloc.c:99)
==44052==    by 0x46EBE1: PyMem_RawMalloc (obmalloc.c:572)
==44052==    by 0x5475C7: PyThread_allocate_lock (thread_pthread.h:379)
==44052==    by 0x4ED6EF: _PyEval_InitThreads (ceval.c:296)
==44052==    by 0x52FE87: pycore_create_interpreter (pylifecycle.c:561)
==44052==    by 0x5316B3: pyinit_config (pylifecycle.c:757)
==44052==    by 0x532D38: pyinit_core (pylifecycle.c:924)
==44052==    by 0x5338F5: Py_InitializeFromConfig (pylifecycle.c:1134)
==44052==    by 0x41DA88: pymain_init (main.c:66)
==44052==    by 0x41EAAC: pymain_main (main.c:653)
==44052==    by 0x41EB39: Py_BytesMain (main.c:686)
==44052==    by 0x41D6CE: main (python.c:16)

> 50e6e991781db761c496561a995541ca8d83ff87 causes or exposes a
leak. Possibly the leak was there before but showed up under
"still reachable".

Python freed pending calls at exit. It's just that Valgrind decided to complain about them :-)

=> Attached PR fix the issue.

Note: the GIL is still leaked at exit. See "Don't destroy the GIL at exit" section of for the rationale.
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