[regression] mir_demo_server exits immediately with boost bad_any_cast exception

Bug #1414630 reported by William Hua
This bug affects 1 person
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Fix Released
Andreas Pokorny
mir (Ubuntu)
Fix Released

Bug Description

Running the mir_demo_server from the current trunk exits immediately with the following output:

[1422256146.287993] Server: Starting
[1422256146.288276] Loader: Loading modules from: /home/william/Code/jhbuild/install/lib/mir/server-platform
[1422256146.288328] Loader: Loading module: /home/william/Code/jhbuild/install/lib/mir/server-platform/graphics-mesa.so
[1422256146.288508] Platform Loader: Selected driver: mesa (version 0.11.0)
ERROR: Throw location unknown (consider using BOOST_THROW_EXCEPTION)
Dynamic exception type: N5boost16exception_detail10clone_implINS0_19error_info_injectorINS_12bad_any_castEEEEE
std::exception::what: boost::bad_any_cast: failed conversion using boost::any_cast

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Alan Griffiths (alan-griffiths) wrote :

We also see mir_demo_server failing to parse platform specific switches (e.g. --vt 1)

It looks as though the cause is:

 2254. By Andreas Pokorny on 2015-01-23

    Add server-side platform probing support.

    Modules are checked in MIR_SERVER_PLATFORM_PATH, with configuration overrides available to both force a specific module and to check in a specific path.

    Modules are probed to determine whether they can drive the available hardware. If a real platform - Android or Mesa - is capable of driving the hardware then it is used; otherwise the stub platform is loaded.

Changed in mir:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Critical
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Alan Griffiths (alan-griffiths) wrote :

To confirm what might be reasonably assumed: mir_proving_server and bin/mir_demo_server_minimal are also affected.

Changed in mir:
assignee: nobody → Andreas Pokorny (andreas-pokorny)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
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PS Jenkins bot (ps-jenkins) wrote :

Fix committed into lp:mir at revision None, scheduled for release in mir, milestone 0.11.0

Changed in mir:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in mir:
milestone: none → 0.11.0
summary: - mir_demo_server exits immediately with boost bad_any_cast exception
+ [regression] mir_demo_server exits immediately with boost bad_any_cast
+ exception
tags: added: regression
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package mir - 0.11.0+15.04.20150209.1-0ubuntu1

mir (0.11.0+15.04.20150209.1-0ubuntu1) vivid; urgency=medium

  [ Daniel van Vugt ]
  * New upstream release 0.11.0 (https://launchpad.net/mir/+milestone/0.11.0)
    - Enhancements:
      . Lots more major plumbing in the Android code, on the path to
        supporting external displays.
      . Add support for clang 3.6.
      . Major redesign of server classes in mir::shell,scene and friends
        (still in progress).
      . Added client API for creating dialogs and tooltips.
      . Added new surface states: mir_surface_state_hidden and
      . Performance: Use optimally efficient fragment shading when possible.
      . Performance: (Desktop) Composite using double buffering instead of
        triple to reduce visible lag.
      . mir_proving_server: Can now resize windows from any edge or corner
        using the existing Alt+middlebuttondrag.
      . mir_proving_server: Added some demo custom shaders (negative and
        high contrast modes: Super+N/C).
      . mir_proving_server: Can now close clients politely via Alt+F4.
      . Added MirPointerInputEvent (part of the new input API, the old
        MirMotionEvent is still supported also for now).
    - ABI summary: Servers need rebuilding, but clients do not;
      . Mirclient ABI unchanged at 8
      . Mircommon ABI unchanged at 3
      . Mirplatform ABI bumped to 6
      . Mirserver ABI bumped to 29
    - Bug fixes:
      . [regression] mir_demo_server exits immediately with boost
        bad_any_cast exception (LP: #1414630)
      . need way to position menus and tooltips (relative positioning to
        parent) (LP: #1324101)
      . GLibMainLoopTest failure seen in CI (LP: #1413748)
      . Clang builds fail in CI (LP: #1416317)
      . segfault in mir::compositor::GLProgramFamily::Shader::init()
        (LP: #1416482)
      . GLRenderer: The default fragment shader is sub-optimal for alpha=1.0
        (LP: #1350674)
      . mesa::DisplayBuffer::post_update is triple buffered - more laggy than
        it needs to be (LP: #1350725)
      . Cannot connect to nested server when started from a differen vt
        (LP: #1379266)
      . [testfail] AsioMainLoopAlarmTest fails in CI (LP: #1392256)
      . Compositor report inconsistently reports frame time during bypass,
        and render time otherwise (LP: #1408906)
      . [regression] mir_demo_client_fingerpaint doesn't paint anything any
        more (with the mouse) (LP: #1413139)
      . Hardware cursor is always slightly ahead of the composited image
        (LP: #1274408)
      . integration tests are outputting (too many) DisplayServer log
        messages (LP: #1408231)
      . [regression] deploy-and-test.sh doesn't work any more (unless you
        have umockdev installed already) (LP: #1413479)
      . Color Inverse on display. Toggle Negative Image (LP: #1400580)
      . mir-ubuntu-vivid-armhf-ci fails consistently (LP: #1407863)
      . Double-buffered surfaces may lag or freeze if event driven and not
        constantly redrawing (LP: #1395581)
      . Pointer motion and crossing events...


Changed in mir (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Changed in mir:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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