Embedded Python 3 - GIL Locking
Oct 30, 2015
The Python documentation does not adequately describe how to lock the GIL for embedded Python 3.x. After some trial and error and lots of searching, I was finally able to understand how the GIL should be locked. The GIL must be locked when any Python code/script is called otherwise you’ll end up with lots of access violations.
In your initialization function:
Py_Initialize(); PyEval_InitThreads(); // You must store this variable for later use (to be used when finalizing Python) PyThreadState* main_thread = PyEval_SaveThread();
In any function that calls Python:
PyGILState_STATE gil_state = PyGILState_Ensure(); // Call Python code PyGILState_Release(gil_state);
In your Python finalization function: