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Auto-linewise is still broken? #767

bitprophet opened this Issue Oct 28, 2012 · 3 comments


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bitprophet commented Oct 28, 2012

See most comments after closure of #482 -- anecdotal evidence suggests this feature is broken, even though I can't actually replicate the behavior.


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bitprophet commented Oct 28, 2012

I still can't replicate the symptom, but I can confirm that the tasks being run don't see env.linewise = True, so...yea.

Guessing it's because the code setting this is a context manager wrapping the definition of the function passed into multiprocessing -- not surprised that relying on global module state could cause hijinx like this.

What is odd is that the env.parallel = True is sticking. If the inner scope was completely ignoring the env changes I'd expect that to also be False.

Will experiment with explicitly handing a copy of local_env down the call chain, and hope that moving things around won't sink some other edge case not under study here 😕


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bitprophet commented Oct 29, 2012

  • Added an explicit, currently-failing test for this (re: the env var itself)
  • Implemented the above experiment re: being more direct with application of the inner fab env
  • Entire test suite now passes, including new test
  • Manual test that tried to replicate the bug still works fine for me (re: a moderately sized parallel flight running a nontrivial multiline-output command)

I'm committing this change to the 1.4 branch and merging it into master on the assumption that it does fix the problem. Attn @shaftoe & @dmcquay if either of you are up to testing from a Git checkout :)

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dmcquay commented Oct 29, 2012

Thanks @bitprophet! I'll give this a try soon.

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