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Author vstinner
Recipients aeros, corona10, eric.snow, erlendaasland, shihai1991, vstinner
Date 2020-12-26.22:10:14
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I played with ./configure --with-experimental-isolated-subinterpreters. I tried to run "pip list" in parallel in multiple interpreters.

I hit multiple issues:

* non-atomic reference count of Python objects shared by multiple interpreters, objects shared via static types for example.

* resolve_slotdups() uses a static variable

* pip requires _xxsubinterpreters.create(isolated=False): the vendored distro package runs the lsb_release command with subprocess.

* Race conditions in PyType_Ready() on static types:

  * Objects/typeobject.c:5494: PyType_Ready: Assertion "(type->tp_flags & (1UL << 13)) == 0" failed
  * Race condition in add_subclass()

* parser_init() doesn't support subinterpreters

* unicode_dealloc() fails to delete an interned string in the Unicode interned dictionary =>

To run "pip list", I used:

CODE = """
import runpy
import sys
import traceback
sys.argv = ["pip", "list"]
    runpy.run_module("pip", run_name="__main__", alter_sys=True)
except SystemExit:
except Exception as exc:
    print("BUG", exc)
Date User Action Args
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