seg fault on opening my file

Bug #616198 reported by shinyblue on 2010-08-11
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Johan Engelen

Bug Description

opening this file from the command line, or by the file menu, causes segfault. Same with File->import

Lost my work?!

Inkscape 0.47 r22583 (Apr 4 2010)
Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 xfce+compiz
Dell Studio 1555
Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P7350 @ 2.00GHz

$ gdb `which inkscape`
GNU gdb (GDB) 7.1-ubuntu
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Reading symbols from /usr/bin/inkscape...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
(gdb) run /home/rich/Desktop/artfulrobot_web_header.svg
Starting program: /usr/bin/inkscape /home/rich/Desktop/artfulrobot_web_header.svg
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x00000000006598fe in ?? ()
(gdb) bt
#0 0x00000000006598fe in ?? ()
#1 0x000000000064c285 in ?? ()
#2 0x000000000064b8e2 in ?? ()
#3 0x00000000004cb458 in ?? ()
#4 0x00000000004d9567 in ?? ()
#5 0x00000000004cb8f3 in ?? ()
#6 0x00000000004d9316 in ?? ()
#7 0x00000000004da6d8 in ?? ()
#8 0x00000000004d9d30 in ?? ()
#9 0x00000000004d2722 in ?? ()
#10 0x00000000004d4894 in ?? ()
#11 0x00000000004d2722 in ?? ()
#12 0x00000000004d4894 in ?? ()
#13 0x00000000004e39ec in ?? ()
#14 0x00000000004d2722 in ?? ()
#15 0x00000000004d5df3 in ?? ()
#16 0x000000000045a323 in ?? ()
#17 0x000000000045b394 in ?? ()
#18 0x00000000005c5905 in ?? ()
#19 0x0000000000462170 in ?? ()
#20 0x000000000045384f in ?? ()
#21 0x0000000000452db9 in ?? ()
#22 0x00007fffefbe9c4d in __libc_start_main (main=<value optimised out>, argc=<value optimised out>,
    ubp_av=<value optimised out>, init=<value optimised out>, fini=<value optimised out>,
    rtld_fini=<value optimised out>, stack_end=0x7fffffffe338) at libc-start.c:226
#23 0x0000000000451fb9 in ?? ()
#24 0x00007fffffffe338 in ?? ()
#25 0x000000000000001c in ?? ()
#26 0x0000000000000002 in ?? ()
#27 0x00007fffffffe5e4 in ?? ()
#28 0x00007fffffffe5f6 in ?? ()
#29 0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()
(gdb) quit

shinyblue (shinyblue) wrote :
shinyblue (shinyblue) wrote :

Nb. Firefox and risetto appear to be able to open and display the file

Nb. Inkscape was working happily on this file, then saved without error. Just wouldn't re-open!

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

reproduced with Inkscape 0.48+devel r9696 on OS X 10.5.8

tags: added: crash livepatheffects
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :
shinyblue (shinyblue) wrote :

Nb. Also segfaults in
Inkscape 0.48+devel r (Jul 19 2010)

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

same file with 'Bend' path effect(s) turned off opens without crash.

ScislaC (scislac) wrote :

My bt from Ubuntu (quite short):

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x082a2223 in Inkscape::LivePathEffect::LPEBendPath::doEffect_pwd2 (
    this=0xb3dc000, pwd2_in=...) at live_effects/lpe-bendpath.cpp:110
110 double scaling = uskeleton.cuts.back()/bboxHorizontal.extent();
0x0808ac7a in SPDocument::_updateDocument (this=0x8f4bea0) at document.cpp:1002
1002 if (this->root->uflags || this->root->mflags) {

Program terminated with signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
The program no longer exists.

su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

See bug #941661 "Segmentation fault when opening a file with the Path effect" for 'steps to reproduce' with a new document (stack order of linked bend path and the bent path (with LPE 'Bend' applied) matters).

Johan Engelen (johanengelen) wrote :

the crash happens because uskeleton.empty() == true at that point. Calling .back() on an empty vector crashes.
fixed the crash (not the cause of the empty uskeleton) in rev. 12398

Johan Engelen (johanengelen) wrote :

btw, this is not an "uninitialized variable" bug. uskeleton is initialized by "uskeleton = arc_length_parametrization" which is called before the crash happens.

Martin Owens (doctormo) wrote :

I'm going to call the bug fixed, because while we may have questions about what to do in such a scenario, the image loads ok and looks ok and the crash doesn't happen. (please assign to johanengelen, lp is not allowing me to)

Changed in inkscape:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
su_v (suv-lp) on 2013-07-01
Changed in inkscape:
assignee: nobody → Johan Engelen (johanengelen)
milestone: none → 0.49
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

The changes from 12398 merge cleanly into <lp:inkscape/0.48.x>, and fix the crash otherwise easily reproducible with current stable 0.48.4 (diff tested with 0.48.x r9961 on OS X 10.7.5).

@Johan - can you think of any special reason not to apply the changes to the stable branch?

tags: added: backport-proposed
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Fix backported to lp:inkscape/0.48.x in revision 9995.

Changed in inkscape:
milestone: 0.49 → 0.48.5
tags: removed: backport-proposed
Changed in inkscape:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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