[mod_python] potential threading bug?

Jim Gallacher jpg at jgassociates.ca
Sat Sep 16 13:54:51 EDT 2006

Jean-Baptiste Nivoit wrote:
> Hi,
> reading the source code to mod_python 3.2.10, i found that the "write" 
> method is defined twice in request_methods, that's probably harmless.

Harmless, but sloppy.

> And a second thing: in mod_python.c, in function get_interpreter, 
> there's a "return NULL;" that exits without releasing the PyEval lock at 
> line 213 when "interpreters" is not set (which never happens, i'm just 
> mentionning it for the sake of correctness).
> Anyway, that's just my reading of the source, i could be wrong.

I think you're right but it's likely harmless as well. I do like having 
symmetry in the code though, so like you, I'd be inclined to change it 
for the sake of correctness.

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