Subject: Re: How to debug pthreads as end-user ?
To: Martin Weber <>
From: Jarkko Teppo <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/15/2003 12:13:14
On Fri, Aug 15, 2003 at 10:51:33AM +0200, Martin Weber wrote:
> That is, an easy way to crash a threaded program obviously is to have it wait
> on something, while other parts of the program continue. Works great on xmms:
> it runs stable if you use it playing mp3s on a harddisk. But once you decide
> you want to listen to the mp3s on your CD, too, dunno, sometime mp3 will have
> to wait longer on data than it expects or what do I know and bang.. Now I can't
> imagine xmms being THAT bad, so our SA should have at least some influence on
> this fatal behaviour ?

I'm running 1.6U on alpha and xmms works just fine *if* the load is light
enough. Usually if I'm running something else as well (eg. compilations) I
end up renicing xmms to -4 or something. Seems to help, although that can
hardly be called a "solution".