inkscape can't deal with this file generated by systemd-analyze

Bug #1653694 reported by Mattia Rizzolo on 2017-01-03
This bug affects 1 person
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inkscape (Debian)

Bug Description

Originally reported in Debian at

Attached is a file generated by systemd-analyze 228, which is used to analyze and graph the boot process.
Chromium can open this file without a glitch, but inkscape shows only a white page.

Mattia Rizzolo (mapreri) wrote :
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

This element causes Inkscape to render the document blank:

  <rect class="deactivating" x="133753.846" y="5360.000" width="1844674407246441.750" height="19.000" />

Notice the excessive width value - very likely not an intended size in the generated file. Note that other rects with 'class="deactivating"' have a zero width attribute value.

I do recall having seen this before (either in an earlier bug report, or possibly on IRC).

tags: added: renderer-cairo svg
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Based on tests with archived builds (on OS X 10.7.5):
- not reproduced with Inkscape 0.48.5 r10040,
- not reproduced with lp:inkscape rev <= 10578,
- reproduced with lp:inkscape rev >= 10579,
- reproduced with Inkscape 0.91 r13725,
- reproduced with lp:inkscape/0.92.x rev 15301;
the reported symptom (blank canvas triggered by geometry of a single element) seems to have been exposed with the merge of the rendering cache branch in r10579:

Changed in inkscape:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in inkscape (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Similar symptoms (blank canvas due to geometry/computed dimensions of a single object) are tracked in bug #1475875, bug #1565174.

jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2017-01-03
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in inkscape (Debian):
status: New → Confirmed
Jonathan Hofinger (jhofinger) wrote :

Hi, this isue has been reported to Gitlab:

I've copied the relevant info and the example file.

Closed by: htps://

Changed in inkscape:
status: Triaged → Invalid
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