gnome-shell assert failure: *** Error in `/usr/bin/gnome-shell': double free or corruption (!prev): 0x00007f003c0e0290 ***

Bug #1258613 reported by bart on 2013-12-06
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Bug Description

Happened after installing an extension and rebooting the device afterwards.
It immediately reloaded gnome-shell, so the problem actually solved itself, but those crashes are not quite desireable.
Feel free to contact me in case I could be of any assistance.
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ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: gnome-shell [origin: LP-PPA-gnome3-team-gnome3-staging]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-14.21-generic 3.11.7
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-14-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
AssertionMessage: *** Error in `/usr/bin/gnome-shell': double free or corruption (!prev): 0x00007f003c0e0290 ***
Date: Fri Dec 6 19:39:29 2013
DisplayManager: gdm
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-shell
 b'org.gnome.desktop.interface' b'clock-show-date' b'true'
 b'org.gnome.desktop.interface' b'gtk-im-module' b"'gtk-im-context-simple'"
 b'org.gnome.desktop.interface' b'icon-theme' b"'Faenza-Radiance'"
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-10-23 (44 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Release amd64 (20131017)
MarkForUpload: True
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/gnome-shell
Signal: 6
SourcePackage: gnome-shell
 __libc_message (do_abort=do_abort@entry=2, fmt=fmt@entry=0x7f009a5cf240 "*** Error in `%s': %s: 0x%s ***\n") at ../sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/libc_fatal.c:199
 malloc_printerr (ptr=0x7f003c0e0290, str=0x7f009a5cf328 "double free or corruption (!prev)", action=3) at malloc.c:4923
 _int_free (av=<optimized out>, p=0x7f003c0e0280, have_lock=0) at malloc.c:3779
 ft_glyphslot_free_bitmap () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
 FT_Load_Glyph () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
Title: gnome-shell assert failure: *** Error in `/usr/bin/gnome-shell': double free or corruption (!prev): 0x00007f003c0e0290 ***
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo

bart (bart-scheerlinck) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this crash and helping to make this software better. This particular crash has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug #1258020, so is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Please continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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tags: removed: need-amd64-retrace
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