Bug 54262 - Freeze with multithread app under kernel 2.4.10
Summary: Freeze with multithread app under kernel 2.4.10
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Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: gdb   
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Version: 1.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-10-02 16:31 UTC by Miguel Freitas
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-02 16:31:41 UTC
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Description Miguel Freitas 2001-10-02 16:31:34 UTC
Description of Problem:

I used to debug Xine (a gpl video player, heavly multithreaded)
with gdb-5.0rh-16 without any problems. Upgrading to 2.4.10
makes xine freeze under gdb at a pthread_create function.
Turning back to 2.4.9 fixes the problem (however i like 2.4.10
performance! :)

(I know this issue must be evaluated with care given the
"experimental" VM just integrated into kernel. However i 
think this kind of change must not have influence over
user space apps).

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How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install kernel 2.4.10
2.get xine sources (http://xine.sf.net)
3.make debug; sudo make install-debug
4.run xine under gdb
Actual Results:
During initialization Xine creates several threads. It seems
to freeze at the very first of them.

Expected Results:
It would just finish initializing and work!

Additional Information:
Program compiled with gcc-2.96rh-97, using glibc-2.2.4-8.

Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-10-04 19:21:40 UTC
Reopen if it happens with a kernel we support. 2.4.10 is known to be broken in
many areas.

Comment 2 Miguel Freitas 2001-10-07 22:13:38 UTC
Just a quick note: the problem is gone with kernel 2.4.11-pre4

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