I am hitting this bug very frequently on Fedora 16 where python deadlocks. I tried to apply the patch in this bug to python.src.rpm currently in Fedora 16, but my local rpmbuild fails with a test error. After disabling %check rpmbuild fails with these missing files:
File not found: /home/warren/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/python-2.7.2-5.2.fc16.fork.x86_64/usr/lib64/python2.7/lib-dynload/ossaudiodev.so
File not found: /home/warren/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/python-2.7.2-5.2.fc16.fork.x86_64/usr/lib64/python2.7/plat-linux2
It seems python is missing some BuildRequires.
Anyhow, who maintains python these days? Could we please go ahead with a F16 test update? This is a pretty serious issue. =(