QThread: Destroyed while thread is still running - PyQT5 Issues

  • I am trying to figure out why this code crashes if I try to run the threads for a second time once they are completed.

    The first time I click "Start 5 Threads" It runs just fine and finishes. But if I click it again. The entire program crashes and I get the QThread: Destroyed while thread is still running Error

    import time
    import sys
    from PyQt5.QtCore import QObject, QThread, pyqtSignal, pyqtSlot
    from PyQt5.QtWidgets import QApplication, QPushButton, QTextEdit, QVBoxLayout, QWidget
    def trap_exc_during_debug(*args):
        # when app raises uncaught exception, print info
    # install exception hook: without this, uncaught exception would cause application to exit
    sys.excepthook = trap_exc_during_debug
    class Worker(QObject):
        Must derive from QObject in order to emit signals, connect slots to other signals, and operate in a QThread.
        sig_step = pyqtSignal(int, str)  # worker id, step description: emitted every step through work() loop
        sig_done = pyqtSignal(int)  # worker id: emitted at end of work()
        sig_msg = pyqtSignal(str)  # message to be shown to user
        def __init__(self, id: int):
            self.__id = id
            self.__abort = False
        def work(self):
            Pretend this worker method does work that takes a long time. During this time, the thread's
            event loop is blocked, except if the application's processEvents() is called: this gives every
            thread (incl. main) a chance to process events, which in this sample means processing signals
            received from GUI (such as abort).
            thread_name = QThread.currentThread().objectName()
            thread_id = int(QThread.currentThreadId())  # cast to int() is necessary
            self.sig_msg.emit('Running worker #{} from thread "{}" (#{})'.format(self.__id, thread_name, thread_id))
            for step in range(100):
                self.sig_step.emit(self.__id, 'step ' + str(step))
                # check if we need to abort the loop; need to process events to receive signals;
                app.processEvents()  # this could cause change to self.__abort
                if self.__abort:
                    # note that "step" value will not necessarily be same for every thread
                    self.sig_msg.emit('Worker #{} aborting work at step {}'.format(self.__id, step))
        def abort(self):
            self.sig_msg.emit('Worker #{} notified to abort'.format(self.__id))
            self.__abort = True
    class MyWidget(QWidget):
        NUM_THREADS = 5
        # sig_start = pyqtSignal()  # needed only due to PyCharm debugger bug (!)
        sig_abort_workers = pyqtSignal()
        def __init__(self):
            self.setWindowTitle("Thread Example")
            form_layout = QVBoxLayout()
            self.resize(400, 800)
            self.button_start_threads = QPushButton()
            self.button_start_threads.setText("Start {} threads".format(self.NUM_THREADS))
            self.button_stop_threads = QPushButton()
            self.button_stop_threads.setText("Stop threads")
            self.log = QTextEdit()
            self.progress = QTextEdit()
            QThread.currentThread().setObjectName('main')  # threads can be named, useful for log output
            self.__workers_done = None
            self.__threads = None
        def start_threads(self):
            self.log.append('starting {} threads'.format(self.NUM_THREADS))
            self.__workers_done = 0
            self.__threads = []
            for idx in range(self.NUM_THREADS):
                worker = Worker(idx)
                thread = QThread()
                thread.setObjectName('thread_' + str(idx))
                self.__threads.append((thread, worker))  # need to store worker too otherwise will be gc'd
                # get progress messages from worker:
                # control worker:
                # get read to start worker:
                # self.sig_start.connect(worker.work)  # needed due to PyCharm debugger bug (!); comment out next line
                thread.start()  # this will emit 'started' and start thread's event loop
            # self.sig_start.emit()  # needed due to PyCharm debugger bug (!)
        @pyqtSlot(int, str)
        def on_worker_step(self, worker_id: int, data: str):
            self.log.append('Worker #{}: {}'.format(worker_id, data))
            self.progress.append('{}: {}'.format(worker_id, data))
        def on_worker_done(self, worker_id):
            self.log.append('worker #{} done'.format(worker_id))
            self.progress.append('-- Worker {} DONE'.format(worker_id))
            self.__workers_done += 1
            if self.__workers_done == self.NUM_THREADS:
                self.log.append('No more workers active')
                # self.__threads = None
        def abort_workers(self):
            self.log.append('Asking each worker to abort')
            for thread, worker in self.__threads:  # note nice unpacking by Python, avoids indexing
                thread.quit()  # this will quit **as soon as thread event loop unblocks**
                thread.wait()  # <- so you need to wait for it to *actually* quit
            # even though threads have exited, there may still be messages on the main thread's
            # queue (messages that threads emitted before the abort):
            self.log.append('All threads exited')
    if __name__ == "__main__":
        app = QApplication([])
        form = MyWidget()

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    @ZSSchulze said in QThread: Destroyed while thread is still running - PyQT5 Issues:

    self.__threads = []

    you call this without stopping/terminating the threads - my guess is that garbage collector deletes the objects (thread + worker). In start_threads you should first make sure all active threads are finished or stop them.

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