AW: Re: [Twisted-Python] Can a deferred catch a segmentation fault ?

Phil Mayers p.mayers at
Fri Sep 21 05:24:48 EDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-09-20 at 11:26 -0700, Ed Suominen wrote:
> Here I go again touting my AsynQueue package. Sorry, but it just seems
> to be a very appropriate solution to many of the problems being raised
> recently.

Well, to be fair it's an excellent bit of code.

> I've recently added a "processworker" module that does just what it
> sounds like. You can now queue up jobs to be run on a separate Python
> interpreter. If the interpreter crashes due to a segfault or anything
> else, you just construct a new worker instance and attach it to the
> queue, and the jobs continue merrily along.

Interesting. I see for the process worker jobs you pass in a python
string. One of the conceptual difficulties I've always had with creating
a farm of subprocesses is ensuring the module import status would be
valid, so that you could pass a function and class instances across the
pickle boundary (or whatever)

Did you consider this approach?

> In addition to deferred-based priority queuing, the queue object has
> powerful capabilities for hiring and firing workers, letting workers
> resign when they can't perform their duties any more, assigning tasks to
> appropriate workers, and re-assigning tasks from terminated workers.
> See
> (
> By the way, AsynQueue (without the new processworker stuff) is now
> available in Debian testing, thanks to efforts of Eric Evans. Just
> apt-get install python-asynqueue.
> Best regards, Ed
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