Debugging execnet / Wire messagesΒΆ

By setting the environment variable EXECNET_DEBUG you can configure the execnet tracing mechanism:

EXECNET_DEBUG=1:

write per-process trace-files to ${TEMPROOT}/execnet-debug-PID

EXECNET_DEBUG=2:

perform tracing to stderr (popen-gateway workers will send this to their instantiator)

Here is a simple example to see what goes on with a simple execution:

EXECNET_DEBUG=2  # or "set EXECNET_DEBUG=2" on windows

python -c 'import execnet ; execnet.makegateway().remote_exec("42")'

which will show PID-prefixed trace entries:

[2326] gw0 starting to receive
[2326] gw0 sent <Message.CHANNEL_EXEC channelid=1 '42'>
[2327] creating workergateway on <execnet.gateway_base.Popen2IO instance at 0x9f1c20c>
[2327] gw0-worker starting to receive
[2327] gw0-worker received <Message.CHANNEL_EXEC channelid=1 '42'>
[2327] gw0-worker execution starts[1]: '42'
[2327] gw0-worker execution finished
[2327] gw0-worker sent <Message.CHANNEL_CLOSE channelid=1 ''>
[2327] gw0-worker 1 sent channel close message
[2326] gw0 received <Message.CHANNEL_CLOSE channelid=1 ''>
[2326] gw0 1 channel.__del__
[2326] === atexit cleanup <Group ['gw0']> ===
[2326] gw0 gateway.exit() called
[2326] gw0 --> sending GATEWAY_TERMINATE
[2326] gw0 sent <Message.GATEWAY_TERMINATE channelid=0 ''>
[2326] gw0 joining receiver thread
[2327] gw0-worker received <Message.GATEWAY_TERMINATE channelid=0 ''>
[2327] gw0-worker putting None to execqueue
[2327] gw0-worker io.close_read()
[2327] gw0-worker leaving <Thread(receiver, started daemon -1220277392)>
[2327] gw0-worker 1 channel.__del__
[2327] gw0-worker io.close_write()
[2327] gw0-worker workergateway.serve finished
[2327] gw0-worker gateway.join() called while receiverthread already finished
[2326] gw0 leaving <Thread(receiver, started daemon -1221223568)>