[pygtk] idle_add and source_remove combination can cause freeze.

Antoon Pardon Antoon.Pardon at rece.vub.ac.be
Mon Oct 17 18:00:15 WST 2005

On Fri, Oct 14, 2005 at 09:55:46AM -0400, Dave Aitel wrote:
> Antoon Pardon wrote:
> >On Fri, Oct 14, 2005 at 08:28:46AM -0400, Dave Aitel wrote:
> >  
> >>Make sure you're not on debian using the 2.6 kernel - their threading 
> >>library is totally hosed, and pyGTK and heavy threads does manage to 
> >>freeze up or crash when using it. (As would any heavily threaded app I 
> >>imagine)
> >>    
> >
> >Switching back to the 2.4 kernel indeed seems to solve the problem.
> >
> >  
> if [ -f /etc/debian-release ] ; then
>   export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.1
> fi
> ./canvasguigtk2.py #<--or whatever your app is called
> This script will "fix" your problem too, I hope. We think it fixes ours. 
> :> I assume it tells libc to not use futex().

No it didn't. my script still blocks.

> I wish the linux community 
> would get on the ball and make a nice regression test for this bug so it 
> never pops up again. Right now my test is "Does the CANVAS gui work?". 
> Maybe your test script is better for that. :>

Well if you think it can be usefull to anyone, feel free to point them
to it.

Antoon Pardon

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