Calling free() in signal handler -> hang

Daniel Stone daniel at
Tue Mar 27 19:22:40 PDT 2007

On Wed, Mar 28, 2007 at 12:14:24AM +0200, Bernardo Innocenti wrote:
> Unfortunately, this is driver dependent and uses the very same code path
> of a normal cleanup, which is full of dangerous calls such as free().
> This is a recepit for crashing or, even better, deadlocking on some
> glibc mutex.
> The cleanup would be handled much more cleanly by the kernel, I guess.
> Will it be solved by Keith's plan to push video setting to the kernel?

No, it won't help in the slightest, because it's all input device stuff.
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