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sys.excepthook helper to log Python exceptions in the journal via systemd-coredump

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sys.excepthook helper for Python to send backtraces to the journal

GPLv2.1+ for all code

Python 2.x or 3.x. Tested with CPython, PyPy, PyPy3.

(Does not work with Jython: 2.5 is too old, and 2.7 is broken, see

systemd v. 233 or later is required.


For this module provides a function which may be installed as the sys.excepthook exception handler. It will generate a backtrace and invoke systemd-coredump(8) to send it to off to the journal along with some additional metadata about the python process.

When installed, a .pth file is also installed which loads this module and checks if it should handle sys.excepthook. It will be automatically enabled if /proc/sys/kernel/core_pattern specifies systemd-coredump.

It is also possible to unconditionally install this module as sys.excepthook by calling systemd_coredump_exception_handler.install(True).


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