Alarming number of users getting hardlocks with Wine

Stefan Dösinger stefan at
Thu May 24 14:01:08 CDT 2007

> Wine is a user-level process,
> it shouldn't be able to cause a hardlock under any circumstances, right?

The operating system must prevent user level apps from locking the system. So 
hard crashes are by definition NOT wine's bug.

I think its not the kernel that crashes, rather the X server that fails to 
process new input. Often sshing in works, then you can kill the Wine process 
keeping the X server hostage or the X server itself and your system works 
again. That doesn't help the average user of course.
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