Re: [Evolution] Very frequent Evo freezes

Its pretty unlikely multiple threads are accessing gtk/etc, we know its
not thread safe, so are very careful about using it (as much a mess as
it makes of the code).

Is anyone else experiencing this?  I'm definetly not getting it (yet) -
I very infrequently update gtk/etc though.

gdb seems to be playing up too, perhaps try cvs gdb?  Not really sure

On Mon, 2002-04-29 at 00:58, Xavier Bestel wrote:
Le dim 28/04/2002 à 17:09, Owen Taylor a écrit :

Xavier Bestel <xav awak dyndns org> writes:

Le dim 28/04/2002 à 16:23, Xavier Bestel a écrit :

since a few days, Evo freezes very very often. This happens when I click
(or select with keyboard) a mail in the list. Not always, not always the

I tried running gdb evolution-mail in a terminal, but it exited at the
freeze (Program exited). There were still evolution-mail threads
present, apparently all stuck in select() or so.

Ok, galeon seems to have the same problem, less frequent.
The common pattern is, when I attach gdb to the main (frozen) thread:
they both freeze in a X function, like this:

#0  0x4097a7ce in select () from /lib/
#1  0x40273fdc in _XlcPublicMethods () from /usr/X11R6/lib/
#2  0x401cf3ba in _XRead () from /usr/X11R6/lib/
#3  0x401cfdc3 in _XReply () from /usr/X11R6/lib/
#4  0x401cba77 in XSync () from /usr/X11R6/lib/
#5  0x40041150 in gdk_superwin_scroll () from /usr/lib/

Not always the same function, but top 2 are always select() and
_XlcPublicMethods() ... 

the _XlcPublicMethods thing is just an artifact of not having
symbols for Xlib.

now I'm a bit lost, who should I address that report to ?

I'd have to guess it's an evolution bug; it's trying to use GDK from
multiple threads without locking, and thats' corrupting X lib
internals. (Probably the user from multiple threads is accidental)

I don't think so, because it happened suddenly both for galeon and
evolution. I suspect an underlying common package (e.g. gtk+, gdk or X)
to be the cause. Unfortunately I don't know which ones have been updated


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