Re: lockups in win32

On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 05:01:16PM -0400, Greg Steffensen wrote:
> Hey, I'm developing an app in for windows using python and PyGTK, and it
> sometimes locks up, and the locks up the entire windows xp interfrace.  I'm
> pretty certain that the main bug is in my code, not GTK, but I'm trying to
> figure out what could cause the entire xp interface to lock up.   Specifically
> the app freezes, and then you can click around xp for a bit, but it quickly
> freezes too (for some reason, trying to access the find entry on the start menu
> always makes it freeze instantly).  What does this signify?  Is an error in the
> gtk main loop supposed to be able to cause this, or this a bug in gtk/pygtk in
> addition to my own bugs?

how about ctrl+alt+del.  is that unresponsive?  overloading the system
can make it seem like the interface is frozen.  look for: enormous
memory leaks, recursive functions that never return, a spinning loop
that doesn't terminate, or worse: a spinning loop that forks new
processes, etc..  Bring up the system monitor (before your bug starts
the system freeze) and use it to watch for a change in system resources.

- Ben

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