Bug 427810 - libxcb deadlocks and ioerrors
Summary: libxcb deadlocks and ioerrors
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libxcb
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-01-07 17:26 UTC by William P. Morrow
Modified: 2009-07-14 14:58 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 14:58:34 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
deadlocks/ioerrors patch (1.86 KB, patch)
2008-01-07 17:26 UTC, William P. Morrow
no flags Details | Diff

Description William P. Morrow 2008-01-07 17:26:39 UTC
Description of problem:
multi threaded applications using a listener thread deadlock in libxcb

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
libxcb-1.0.4 and forward

How reproducible:
Try to start cinelerra, nearly every thread set deadlocks

Steps to Reproduce:
1. access cinelerra 1.2, compile, and run
Actual results:
several deadlocks, XNextEvent listener threads receive replies for
XTranslateCoordinates, but XNextEvent thread holds c->xlib.lock and
is not c->xlib.thread and so is locked by pthread_cond_wait(&c->xlib.cond,
&c->iolock), since reply thread cant access lock program hangs.

Expected results:
No deadlocks delivering reply

Additional info:
The loop that enforces current thread as requester is not needed.  The principle
reason for the reply/event queues seem to be so that this operation is not required.

Additionally, when an error reply is returned, read_packet errantly updates
c->in.request_completed, causing poll_for_reply to later return a null reply
(if(request == c->in.request_completed)).  This returns a few levels and causes
_XReply to report an errant IOError.  It is not clear what the calling thread
should return from the code when a listener thread intercepts an error reply.

The patch was not well tested.

Comment 1 William P. Morrow 2008-01-07 17:26:39 UTC
Created attachment 290986 [details]
deadlocks/ioerrors patch

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 04:19:35 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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