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Author vstinner
Recipients vstinner
Date 2008-08-21.12:39:38
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"pyo" macro from gdbinit (see #3631) uses _PyObject_Dump() to display 
an object. This function calls (indirectly) string_print() to display 
one line of text. But if the GIL is released (I guess it's the GIL or 
is it called the "thread state"?), gdb crashs Python:

   object  : Fatal Python error: PyEval_SaveThread: NULL tstate
   Program received signal SIGABRT, Aborted.
   0xffffe410 in __kernel_vsyscall ()

Workaround: ensure GIL before Py_BEGIN_ALLOW_THREADS... That sounds 
ugly but it works :-) So I propose to enable it in debug mode (#ifdef 
Py_DEBUG) with a patch.

I guess that the issue is very specific to (gdb) debugging and should 
not affect normal usage of Python. That's why I choosed to enable it 
only in debug mode.
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