Appended two patches from Alessandro Pignotti originally posted on the Ubuntu Bugzilla. They may or may not still be valid.
According to Alessandro's words, "They should be considered hacks to make the problem more clear." Trying to attract some attention to this bug because I face it on a regular basis playing Lord of the Rings Online on Wine still after 5 years a patch has been proposed. I'm a bit experienced in programming but only in Pascal and Python so I'm trying to find someone more experienced who could possibly fix it. If nobody responds, maybe I'll try to fix it myself… -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Desktop Packages, which is subscribed to libx11 in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1062534 Title: Thread unsafe access to internal linked list, breaks Origin games in Wine Status in xlibs: Unknown Status in libx11 package in Ubuntu: Triaged Bug description: In file src/xlibi18n/lcConv.c the following linked list head is defined static XlcConverterList conv_list = NULL; Which is then modified by _XlcSetConverter and get_converter in a non thread-safe manner. Inside get_converter the list is reorderder to increase the efficiency of looking up the same element the next time, but this is especially dangerous since a seemingly read-only method is actually modifying the data. Modifying the list in such thread unsafe manner does case the list to become garbled in some workloads and causes infinite loops when the get_converter is invoked. The solution I suggest is to add a mutex or spinlock around accesses to the linked list, I would it myself but I'm not sure about what is the usual mutex implementation for this project. To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/xlibs/+bug/1062534/+subscriptions -- Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~desktop-packages More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp