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Assorted debugging facilities.

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Assorted debugging facilities.

Latest release 20230610:

  • DebuggingRLock fixes.
  • Move @trace from cs.py.func to cs.debug.
  • Drop Lock and RLock alias factories - importers should just use the debugging lock classes directly.
  • Rename threading.Thread to threading_Thread.
  • Simplify the debugging lock classes.

Function DEBUG(f, force=False)

Decorator to wrap functions in timing and value debuggers.

Function debug_object_shell(o, prompt=None)

Interactive prompt for inspecting variables.

Class DebuggingLock(DebugWrapper, types.SimpleNamespace)

Wrapper class for threading.Lock to trace creation and use.

cs.threads.Lock() returns one of these in debug mode or a raw threading.Lock otherwise.

Class DebuggingRLock(DebugWrapper, types.SimpleNamespace)

Wrapper class for threading.RLock to trace creation and use.

cs.threads.RLock() returns on of these in debug mode or a raw threading.RLock otherwise.

Class DebugShell(cmd.Cmd)

An interactive prompt for python statements, attached to /dev/tty by default.

Class DebugWrapper(types.SimpleNamespace)

Base class for classes presenting debugging wrappers.

Function DF(func, *a, **kw)

Wrapper for a function call to debug its use.

This requires rewriting the call from f(*a,*kw) to DF(f,*a,**kw). Alternatively one could rewrite as DEBUG(f)(*a,**kw).

Class Lock(DebugWrapper, types.SimpleNamespace)

Wrapper class for threading.Lock to trace creation and use.

cs.threads.Lock() returns one of these in debug mode or a raw threading.Lock otherwise.

Function openfiles(substr=None, pid=None)

Run lsof(8) against process pid returning paths of open files whose paths contain substr.

Parameters:

  • substr: default substring to select by; default returns all paths.
  • pid: process to examine; default from os.getpid().

Class RLock(DebugWrapper, types.SimpleNamespace)

Wrapper class for threading.RLock to trace creation and use.

cs.threads.RLock() returns on of these in debug mode or a raw threading.RLock otherwise.

Function selftest(module_name, defaultTest=None, argv=None)

Called by my unit tests.

Function stack_dump(stack=None, limit=None, logger=None, log_level=None)

Dump a stack trace to a logger.

Parameters:

  • stack: a stack list as returned by traceback.extract_stack. If missing or None, use the result of traceback.extract_stack().
  • limit: a limit to the number of stack entries to dump. If missing or None, dump all entries.
  • logger: a logger.Logger ducktype or the name of a logger. If missing or None, obtain a logger from logging.getLogger().
  • log_level: the logging level for the dump. If missing or None, use cs.logutils.loginfo.level.

Function thread_dump(Ts=None, fp=None)

Write thread identifiers and stack traces to the file fp.

Parameters:

  • Ts: the Threads to dump; if unspecified use threading.enumerate().
  • fp: the file to which to write; if unspecified use sys.stderr.

Class TimingOutLock

A Lock replacement which times out, used for locating deadlock points.

Function trace(*da, **dkw)

Decorator to report the call and return of a function.

Function trace_caller(func)

Decorator to report the caller of a function when called.

Class TraceSuite

Context manager to trace start and end of a code suite.

Release Log

Release 20230610:

  • DebuggingRLock fixes.
  • Move @trace from cs.py.func to cs.debug.
  • Drop Lock and RLock alias factories - importers should just use the debugging lock classes directly.
  • Rename threading.Thread to threading_Thread.
  • Simplify the debugging lock classes.

Release 20221118: stack_dump: cope when cs.logutils.setup_logging not run yet.

Release 20211208: @trace moved to cs.pyfunc, other minor changes.

Release 20200318: Remove use of cs.obj.O, universally supplanted by types.SimpleNamespace.

Release 20181231:

  • New TimingOutLock for locating deadlock points, grew from debugging cs.vt.index.
  • Other minor changes.

Release 20171231:

  • Update imports for recentchanges.
  • New context manager TraceSuite to trace start and end of a code suite.

Release 20160918: selftest(): fix parameter ordering to match unittest.

Release 20160828: Update metadata with "install_requires" instead of "requires".

Release 20160827:

  • New openfiles() to return selected pathnames of open files via lsof(8).
  • New selftest() to invoke unittests with benefits.
  • DebugShell, a cmd.Cmd subclass for debugging - current use case calls this with self.dict in a test case tearDwon.
  • debug_object_shell: convenience wrapper for DebugShell to call it on an object's attributes.

Release 20150116: PyPI prep.

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