Requesting a bugfix for libglib2-0 in Squeeze
Fellow Debian Release Managers,
fellow Debian GNOME maintainers,
i'm writing this Email to request an update of the libglib2-0 package in
the Debian GNU/Linux 6.0 ("Squeeze") distribution in order to fix a bug
that leads to ugly deadlocks.
I'm co-maintainer of the Linux-HA cluster stack packages (pacemaker,
corosync, cluster-glue, heartbeat, resource-agents). The "cluster-glue"
package was patched some months ago to support Upstart, Ubuntu's init
Soon after working with the first cluster-glue version that supported
this feature, we found out that the new function was causing deadlocks
and memory leaks. We originally considered the code to be buggy, but
soon Ante Karamatic found out that the problem is glib related. While
in this case, the problem can be fixed in cluster-glue by disabling the
Upstart part for Debian, the problem might well affect other tools and
A more exhaustive explanation of this problem can be found in the bug
report for Ubuntu, which is available from
The patch needed to fix this is available from here:
I kindly ask you to update the package in Squeeze to include this fix.
Thank you very much!
Martin G. Loschwitz
Martin Gerhard Loschwitz
Debian GNU/Linux Developer