Comment 9 for bug 930004

Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

The error message "Unknown sequence number while processing queue" occurs in a chunk of text that has this big fat warning in front of it, about threading safety in client code:

/* Thread-safety rules:
 *
 * At most one thread can be reading from XCB's event queue at a time.
 * If you are not the current event-reading thread and you need to find
 * out if an event is available, you must wait.
 *
 * The same rule applies for reading replies.
 *
 * A single thread cannot be both the the event-reading and the
 * reply-reading thread at the same time.
 *
 * We always look at both the current event and the first pending reply
 * to decide which to process next.
 *
 * We always process all responses in sequence-number order, which may
 * mean waiting for another thread (either the event_waiter or the
 * reply_waiter) to handle an earlier response before we can process or
 * return a later one. If so, we wait on the corresponding condition
 * variable for that thread to process the response and wake us up.
 */

This seems to suggest perhaps this client application could have some faulty logic in its thread handling as relating to the xcb calls?