empathy-chat crashed with SIGSEGV in malloc_consolidate()

Bug #921340 reported by Michael Hall on 2012-01-25
This bug affects 35 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
empathy (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Not actively using empathy, but it was running in the background. Focused window was not empathy.

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: empathy 3.3.4-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-10.17-generic-pae 3.2.1
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-10-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 1.91-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Jan 24 13:38:38 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/empathy/empathy-chat
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
ProcCmdline: /usr/lib/empathy/empathy-chat
 Segfault happened at: 0xb5116d04: cmp 0x10(%edx),%edi
 PC (0xb5116d04) ok
 source "0x10(%edx)" (0x00000010) not located in a known VMA region (needed readable region)!
 destination "%edi" ok
SegvReason: reading NULL VMA
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: empathy
 ?? () from /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
 ?? () from /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
 ?? () from /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
 realloc () from /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
 dbus_realloc () from /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libdbus-1.so.3
Title: empathy-chat crashed with SIGSEGV in realloc()
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-01-23 (1 days ago)
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout libvirtd lpadmin plugdev sambashare

Michael Hall (mhall119) wrote :

 malloc_consolidate (av=0xb5220400) at malloc.c:5169
 malloc_consolidate (av=0xb5220400) at malloc.c:5089
 _int_free (av=0xb5220400, p=0x97a9560) at malloc.c:5034
 _int_realloc (av=0xb5220400, oldp=0x97a9550, oldsize=4120, nb=16) at malloc.c:5369
 __GI___libc_realloc (oldmem=0x97a9558, bytes=8) at malloc.c:3821

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
summary: - empathy-chat crashed with SIGSEGV in realloc()
+ empathy-chat crashed with SIGSEGV in malloc_consolidate()
tags: removed: need-i386-retrace
Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) wrote :

yhanks for the bug report
define the steps to reproduce it in mpathy 3.3.4 ?

Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) wrote :

Thank you for taking time in filing the bug to make ubuntu better,
* is it reproduceable?
* can you please provide the steps to reproduce it.?
* can you still reproduce it with empathy 3.3.4?

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
importance: Medium → High
visibility: private → public
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for empathy (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Jérôme Poulin (jeromepoulin) wrote :

Just happened on 3.12.7.

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → Confirmed
lemonade (lemonade) wrote :

Happened on 3.12.8 as well.

Andrew Silvers (airbus) wrote :

Happens regularly on 3.12.9 now. Ubuntu 15.04 amd64.

Jérôme Poulin (jeromepoulin) wrote :

Regulary happens now on Xenial.

Steve Williams (steve-fi) wrote :

On Xenial, it happens to me every time I close the chat window (not the contact window).

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