[webkit-dev] segfault when having multiple webkit instances (got backtrace)

Luka Napotnik luka.napotnik at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 01:24:15 PDT 2008


Thanks for the quick reply. It seems that locking the GDK subsystem
before every call to WebKit is not enough. Can this be a problem with
the way how WebKit manages memory? Is there a locking function for that?


Dne 06.10.2008 (pon) ob 01:10 -0700 je Maciej Stachowiak zapisal(a):
> On Oct 6, 2008, at 12:50 AM, Luka Napotnik wrote:
> > Hello.
> >
> > I have a program that uses the webkit engine (gtk+ port) for
> > intense-rendering. I have about 10 threads, each with it's own webkit
> > instance. While there's no problem when only two instances are active.
> > But when I increase the instances, the program segfaults.
> WebKit is not threadsafe. It is not currently possible to use it  
> safely from multiple threads. If it ever seems to work, it is only  
> through luck.
> Regards,
> Maciej
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