Matthew X. Economou wrote at 2006-6-16 09:10 -0400: >I thought a recent operating system upgrade (FreeBSD 5.4 to 6.1) fixed >my problems with Zope. Unfortunately, once I re-compiled Python et al >(to remove dependencies on the old libraries), my problems with Zope >deadlocking recurred. I tried to use a combination of tools to try to >discover the root cause of this problem, but nothing seems to work. >What am I missing, and what else can I try?
Your description seems to match an error case, I have seen under Python 2.3.4 with Linux 2.4 kernel: When a SIGSEGV occurs, then Zope's main thread (the ZServer thread) dies (and Zope therefore stops responding) but the other threads remain alive and keep all sockets open. The primary culprit was Python, although the Linux thread implementation had to help to expose the bug in this way. I had thought that the problem were fixed in Python 2.3.5 (which you use). Thus, maybe, your problem is different from the one outlined above. Use OS means to check in what state the various Zope threads are and whether the primary thread still exists. If this is not the problem cause, you can attach your Zope process with "gdb" and analyse the state -- especially that of the main thread. There is a howto around how to do that. -- Dieter _______________________________________________ Zope maillist - Zope@zope.org http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev )