Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 54262
Freeze with multithread app under kernel 2.4.10
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:27 EDT
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
(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).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
During initialization Xine creates several threads. It seems
to freeze at the very first of them.
It would just finish initializing and work!
Program compiled with gcc-2.96rh-97, using glibc-2.2.4-8.
Reopen if it happens with a kernel we support. 2.4.10 is known to be broken in
Just a quick note: the problem is gone with kernel 2.4.11-pre4