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Why does MATLAB crash on Linux with "Inconsistency detected by ../elf/dl-tls.c: 597: _dl_allocate_tls_init:"

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When running MATLAB R2021b on my Linux machine, it sometimes crashes and the following error message appears in the terminal, or will appear at the top of the crash stack trace:
Inconsistency detected by ../elf/dl-tls.c: 597: _dl_allocate_tls_init: Assertion `listp != NULL' failed!
This mostly occurs when I am trying to using Simulink for the first time after opening MATLAB

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MathWorks Support Team
MathWorks Support Team on 8 May 2024 at 0:00
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 27 Sep 2022
This is a known issue in some releases of MATLAB.
Refer to the following External Bug Report for information on workarounds and fixes:
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Richard Crozier
Richard Crozier on 9 Nov 2022
Putting the following in your startup.m file may also solve the problem, it seems to have for me:
open_system(new_system('abcdef123456')); bdclose('abcdef123456');
I got this from another issue regarding simulink crashes.

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cui,xingxing on 9 Mar 2023
Edited: cui,xingxing on 27 Apr 2024 at 2:24
1. Ubuntu 18.04/20.04 has libcanberra-gtk3-module (gtk-3.0+) installed by default, and Matlab needs to call the gtk-2.0+ canberra dynamic link library;
(In fact, there is also a 2.0+ version of the dynamic link library file in the gtk-3.0+ directory, but it seems that Matlab does not support multiple versions of under the same path)
2. the linux default library is found under the path "/usr/lib/", while the canberra dynamic link library is located under the path "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/";
1. Install the gtk-2.0+ version of canberra by running the following command in the terminal:
sudo apt-get install libcanberra-gtk-module -y
2. Add a soft connection, run the following command in the terminal (many people are missing this step):
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gtk-2.0/modules/ /usr/lib/
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Michal on 21 Oct 2022
Edited: Michal on 21 Oct 2022
I have similar problem with MATLAB coder on R2022b (Ubuntu Linux 20.04.3)
>> coder
>> Inconsistency detected by ../elf/dl-tls.c: 517: _dl_allocate_tls_init: Assertion `listp != NULL' failed!
This is really terrible behavior of latest releases of MATLAB on Linux platforms, which are officially declared by TMW as fully supported.
But the main problem is, that TMW officially suggest to apply unofficial patch to glibc (which is one of most importatnt library in Linux OS)??!!


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