Re: LDT allocated for cloned task!

From: Ville Herva (
Date: Wed Feb 14 2001 - 09:06:49 EST

On Tue, Feb 13, 2001 at 10:48:23AM -0800, you [Simon Kirby] claimed:
> On Tue, Feb 13, 2001 at 06:22:26PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > LDT allocated for cloned task!
> > >
> > > I'm seeing this message come up fairly often while running vanilla
> > > 2.4.2-pre3 on my dual Celeron system. I don't think I saw it before
> > > while running 2.4.1, but I may have just missed it.
> >
> > Are you running wine or dosemu ?
> Actually, I've ran both of them at least a few times this boot.
> I think I've found what's doing it...xmms with the avi-xmms plugin will
> cause the message to appear at startup even without playing anything.
> Moving the libraries out of the /usr/lib/xmms/Input directory and
> starting xmms again will not produce any message. I only just recently
> downloaded this plugin which is probably why I didn't see it before.
> It's also happening on my second (non-DRI) head, so it's probably not
> related to that (I'll reboot and try again without any DRI modules loaded
> and see).

I saw/see a lot of those messages on 2.2.18pre19 as well. I hacked the
kernel to show the process in question, and it's always xmms:

LDT allocated for cloned task (pid=20272; count=3)!

20272 pts/10 RN 186:01 xmms

And I do have the xmms-avi plugin in the plugin directory. So if you find a
bug/fix to 2.4, could you please check 2.2 as well? (I'm afraid I'm not
nearly clueful enough.)

Are these messages serious anyway?

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