Release the Python Global Interpreter Lock (GIL) during execution
It seems that Python application wrappers fail to release Python GIL.
Steps to reproduce
I observe the issue on s1tiling project, dependencies branch. In S1tiling, I use Dask to distribute the execution of OTB Applications. The OTB applications are actually started in Dask Workers (1 OTB app per worker) that are launched through Dask
Dask complains that the workers cannot correctly communicate because the GIL isn't released:
distributed.core - INFO - Event loop was unresponsive in Worker for 9.67s. This is often caused by long-running GIL-holding functions or moving large chunks of data. This can cause timeouts and instability.
It seems this issue has already been observed and, possibly, fixed on ITK side. See https://github.com/InsightSoftwareConsortium/ITK/pull/1065
I'm not sure where SWIG generation happens in order to insert the
threads=1 parameters as done in ITK PR.
OTB 7.1, develop branch commit 2df70eaa, on Ubuntu with Dask 2.20.0, Python 3.6.9