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Barry Warsaw committed b822fbd

Add code to read from master_fd in the parent, breaking when we get an OSError
(EIO can occur on Linux) or there's no more data to read. Without this,
test_pty.py can hang on the waitpid() because the child is blocking on the
stdout write. This will definitely happen on Mac OS X and could potentially
happen on other platforms. See the comment for details.

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Lib/test/test_pty.py

     os._exit(4)
 else:
     debug("Waiting for child (%d) to finish."%pid)
+    # In verbose mode, we have to consume the debug output from the child or
+    # the child will block, causing this test to hang in the parent's
+    # waitpid() call.  The child blocks after a platform-dependent amount of
+    # data is written to its fd.  On Linux 2.6, it's 4000 bytes and the child
+    # won't block, but on OS X even the small writes in the child above will
+    # block it.  Also on Linux, the read() will throw an OSError (input/output
+    # error) when it tries to read past the end of the buffer but the child's
+    # already exited, so catch and discard those exceptions.  It's not worth
+    # checking for EIO.
+    while True:
+        try:
+            data = os.read(master_fd, 80)
+        except OSError:
+            break
+        if not data:
+            break
+        sys.stdout.write(data.replace('\r\n', '\n'))
+
     ##line = os.read(master_fd, 80)
     ##lines = line.replace('\r\n', '\n').split('\n')
     ##if False and lines != ['In child, calling os.setsid()',