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Author thomas
Recipients thomas
Date 2021-04-19.18:36:19
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When mixing code that spawns subprocesses with code that creates event loops, Python appears to deadlock.

In the attached example, when WORKERS = 16 and ASYNC_WORKERS = 8, Python will sometimes (50% of the time?) deadlock, never exiting, with no exceptions raised. Oddly, if ASYNC_WORKERS is set to 0 or 16 (i.e., only subprocesses or only event loops), it runs reliably.

I tested this in an x86_64 Ubuntu 20.04.2 VM with Python 3.8.6. I was only able to reproduce it when the VM had more than one CPU, and I was unable to reproduce it on x86_64 MacOS.
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