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Author sargo
Recipients sargo
Date 2009-07-21.14:25:20
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In glibc library (on linux) pthread_t is defined as:

typedef unsigned long int pthread_t;

But python thread module interprets this value as signed long. 

>>> import thread
>>> thread.get_ident()
In some cases it returns negative value.
Checked in python 2.4, 2.5, 2.6

In my opinion code that cast value returned by pthread_self() should be
changed (see: Python/thread_pthread.h).

Other possibility is to change only returned value by get_ident
function. In this case it should use PyLong_FromUnsignedLong (see:

logging module uses 'thread.get_ident()' to save thread_id in logs. If
the same application uses some C library that also writes in log file
some info with thread_id, in some situations this numbers are diffrent.
This complicate logs analyze.
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