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Andrew Kuchling committed 53d0552

[Patch #1520905] Attempt to suppress core file created by test_subprocess.py.
Patch by Douglas Greiman.

The test_run_abort() testcase produces a core file on Unix systems,
even though the test is successful. This can be confusing or alarming
to someone who runs 'make test' and then finds that the Python
interpreter apparently crashed.

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Lib/test/test_subprocess.py

             else:
                 self.fail("Expected OSError")
 
+        def _suppress_core_files(self):
+            """Try to prevent core files from being created.
+            Returns previous ulimit if successful, else None.
+            """
+            try:
+                import resource
+                old_limit = resource.getrlimit(resource.RLIMIT_CORE)
+                resource.setrlimit(resource.RLIMIT_CORE, (0,0))
+                return old_limit
+            except (ImportError, ValueError, resource.error):
+                return None
+
+        def _unsuppress_core_files(self, old_limit):
+            """Return core file behavior to default."""
+            if old_limit is None:
+                return
+            try:
+                import resource
+                resource.setrlimit(resource.RLIMIT_CORE, old_limit)
+            except (ImportError, ValueError, resource.error):
+                return
+            
         def test_run_abort(self):
             # returncode handles signal termination
-            p = subprocess.Popen([sys.executable,
-                                  "-c", "import os; os.abort()"])
+            old_limit = self._suppress_core_files()
+            try:
+                p = subprocess.Popen([sys.executable,
+                                      "-c", "import os; os.abort()"])
+            finally:
+                self._unsuppress_core_files(old_limit)
             p.wait()
             self.assertEqual(-p.returncode, signal.SIGABRT)