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Gregory P. Smith  committed 2cdec84

Merged revisions 78517 via svnmerge from
svn+ssh://pythondev@svn.python.org/python/trunk

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r78517 | gregory.p.smith | 2010-02-28 10:36:09 -0800 (Sun, 28 Feb 2010) | 3 lines

Issue #7481: When a threading.Thread failed to start it would leave the
instance stuck in initial state and present in threading.enumerate().
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File Lib/test/test_threading.py

             t.join()
         # else the thread is still running, and we have no way to kill it
 
+    def test_limbo_cleanup(self):
+        # Issue 7481: Failure to start thread should cleanup the limbo map.
+        def fail_new_thread(*args):
+            raise thread.error()
+        _start_new_thread = threading._start_new_thread
+        threading._start_new_thread = fail_new_thread
+        try:
+            t = threading.Thread(target=lambda: None)
+            try:
+                t.start()
+                assert False
+            except thread.error:
+                self.assertFalse(
+                    t in threading._limbo,
+                    "Failed to cleanup _limbo map on failure of Thread.start()."
+                )
+        finally:
+            threading._start_new_thread = _start_new_thread
+
     def test_finalize_runnning_thread(self):
         # Issue 1402: the PyGILState_Ensure / _Release functions may be called
         # very late on python exit: on deallocation of a running thread for

File Lib/threading.py

         _active_limbo_lock.acquire()
         _limbo[self] = self
         _active_limbo_lock.release()
-        _start_new_thread(self.__bootstrap, ())
+        try:
+            _start_new_thread(self.__bootstrap, ())
+        except Exception:
+            with _active_limbo_lock:
+                del _limbo[self]
+            raise
         self.__started.wait()
 
     def run(self):
 - Issue #5037: Proxy the __unicode__ special method to __unicode__ instead of
   __str__.
 
+- Issue #7481: When a threading.Thread failed to start it would leave the
+  instance stuck in initial state and present in threading.enumerate().
+
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