Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 29314
Tin locks computer solid while threading articles
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:59 EDT
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From time to time tin will lock the computer solid while threading articles
(this is the
message in the tin "status bar"). Ie, it has downloaded the articles and
then started threading them but does not display the article info yet.
Happens with different newsservers, all "remote" - NNTPSERVER env variable
and tin is started tin -r
This happens both in X (running from an x-term) or remotly via SSH (has
with ssh.com:s SSH version 1.2.27 and OpenSSH 2.3.0pl1). Have not tried a
login-prompt. Has also occured with kernels 2.2.17, 2.2.18, 2.2.19pre9.
not RedHat compiled kernels - but they function in every other case except
Has only seen this with newsgroups with > 1000 articles and it is a
and I can't reproduce it easily (happens very randomly).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start tin with and connect to a remote server (tin -r)
2. Select a group with > 1000 messages
3. See if computer locks while tin is "threading articles"
Actual Results: Computer locks solid (no error messages in logs after
restart and no OOPS info seen).
Expected Results: Program displaying article info
tin version 1.4.4
After restarting the computer one sometimes manually have to run e2fsck to
filesystem problems that might have occured.
The bug is not as annoying as the outcome. The computer should not lock
there is _no way_ tin could lock the computer up. Only a kernel crash could
lock the computer up. A kernel crash under heavy CPU load (like threading
articles) is usually indicative of flakey hardware, bad memory, overclocking, or
We have no other reports of this nature, and we cannot duplicate the behaviour
here, so we must go on the assumption that your hardware is flakey. If you can
duplicate this on another computer, please re-open.