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werkzeug times out when exception is raised #1536

RazerM opened this issue May 7, 2019 · 2 comments


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commented May 7, 2019

I found this within a large Flask application but I managed to reproduce it.

SQLAlchemy's exceptions contain an .orig attribute with the original DBAPI exception. I only raised it to see it in the werkzeug debugger, and found that the debugger page never loads.

from werkzeug.wrappers import Request, Response
from sqlalchemy import create_engine, text
from sqlalchemy.exc import DatabaseError

engine = create_engine('sqlite://')

def application(request):
        engine.execute(text('SELECT undefined_function()'))
    except DatabaseError as exc:
        # if we just re-raise, it works fine
        # raise

        # exc.orig is definitely an exception
        assert isinstance(exc.orig, Exception)

        # werkzeug doesn't return a response when this is raised
        raise exc.orig
    return Response('This is unreachable')

if __name__ == '__main__':
    from werkzeug.serving import run_simple
    run_simple('localhost', 4000, application, use_debugger=True)

The same happens for a PostgreSQL (psycopg2) connection.


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commented May 7, 2019

Using git bisect I found 3245e58


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commented May 12, 2019

Thanks for tracking this down. This is the first time I've seen an exception context cycle. I added cycle detection to the formatter.

@davidism davidism closed this May 12, 2019

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