Comment 5 for bug 119836

Miguel Rodríguez (migrax) wrote :

Every time a receive new email thunderbird hangs. This is with a POP mail server.

I have determined that it looks like a memory corruption bug by running thundebird with MALLOCK_CHECK_=1 exported. Just after downloading the new email

*** glibc detected *** /usr/lib/thunderbird/thunderbird-bin: free(): invalid pointer: 0x09211920 ***

appears on the terminal.

This bug only happens with the latest gutsy version (, and not with previous ones.

I wonder if the glib warning that is written at program startup is directly related to this bug (***MEMORY-WARNING***: thunderbird-bin[21969]: GSlice: g_thread_init() must be called before all other GLib functions; memory corruption due to late invocation of g_thread_init() has been detected; this program is likely to crash, leak or unexpectedly abort soon...).

In any case, the problem is 100% reproducible here.