[Fwd: Re: Xorg: Xim deadlock in threaded apps]

Alan Coopersmith Alan.Coopersmith at Sun.COM
Mon Aug 30 08:50:42 PDT 2004

This is the response I got from our Xi18n experts on the Xim deadlock issue.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Xorg: Xim deadlock in threaded apps
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 13:35:36 -0700
From: Hidetoshi Tajima <Hidetoshi.Tajima at Sun.COM>

Hi Alan,

As Egbert commented, we cannot predict which Xlib functions are called from
XFilterEvent(). It's up to XIM implementation, under XI18N pluggable

In our implementation, we don't LockDisplay()/UnlockDisplay() in
since XFilterEvent() itself does not issue any requests to Xserver, hence no
needs to lock the display connection.

The bug is #4041914. As you see the bugid, we've done so almost 8 or 9
years on Solaris.

Can we suggest this as an alternative solution?


Alan Coopersmith wrote:

> Egbert has asked that someone with more knowledge of the Xlib i18n code
> review this patch for X.org to determine if it should go into the X11R6.8
> release (currently planned for next week):
> http://freedesktop.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1182
> Please add comments to the bug report in bugzilla if you have a chance to
> look at it - any sort of review comment, positive or negative, would be
> helpful. (Also, if this is something we need to bring into our Xlib,
> please let us know and/or file a report in bugtraq.)
> Thanks,
> -alan-

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