Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 362571
Rhythmbox hangs during playback
Last modified: 2010-10-22 15:59:46 EDT
Description of problem:
If I create a playlist of 8 sounds from /usr/share/sounds (I'm using one .ogg
and 7 .wav files), and turn on "repeat", then play the sounds, rhythmbox will
hang. It only takes about 5-10 minutes to hang. An strace shows that it's
stuck at a futex.
If I install gstreamer-0.10.11-1.fc6, it works fine. (I had to update some
other RPMs to install this.) If I then go back to the original gstreamer
(gstreamer-0.10.9-3.el5), it will again fail in the same manner. I then tried
gstreamer-0.10.10 (upstream), and that fails in the same manner. So
presumably something was fixed between 0.10.10 and 0.10.11, but I don't know
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Every time, quickly
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run rhythmbox
2. setup playlist (I used KDE_Desktop_1.ogg, KDE_Desktop1-4.wav (that's 4
files), KDE_Critical_Error.wav, and KDE_Close_Window.wav
3. turn on repeat
4. play sounds
5. wait for rhythmbox to quit playing... it will no longer refresh the window
Rhythmbox should keep playing sounds forever
I've attached the tail of the strace output.
My tests seem to indicate that it is something that changed in gst/gstpad.c
and/or gst/gstpad.h from 0.10.10 to 0.10.11 that fixes this issue. I compiled
0.10.10 with just those two files from 0.10.11, and it ran for a couple hours,
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Tentatively, should be fixed by the upgrade to 0.11.6.
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