gnome-shell crashed with SIGSEGV in g_simple_async_result_complete()

Bug #850365 reported by David Ramalho on 2011-09-14
This bug affects 90 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Ubuntu GNOME
gnome-shell (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The crash happened just after boot + login, he did it all himself :)

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: gnome-shell
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-11.18-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-11-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Sep 14 21:18:04 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-shell
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release amd64 (20101007)
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/gnome-shell
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 Segfault happened at: 0x7f67fa05fde3: mov 0x50(%rdi),%rbp
 PC (0x7f67fa05fde3) ok
 source "0x50(%rdi)" (0x00000050) not located in a known VMA region (needed readable region)!
 destination "%rbp" ok
SegvReason: reading NULL VMA
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: gnome-shell
 ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
 ?? () from /usr/lib/gnome-shell/
 ?? () from /usr/lib/gnome-shell/
 g_simple_async_result_complete () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
 ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
Title: gnome-shell crashed with SIGSEGV in g_simple_async_result_complete()
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-09-01 (12 days ago)
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo

David Ramalho (dramalho-gmail) wrote :

 _cogl_push_framebuffers (draw_buffer=0x0, read_buffer=0x0) at ./cogl-framebuffer.c:1272
 pixbuf_to_cogl_handle (pixbuf=0x7f67d8202140, add_padding=<optimized out>) at st/st-texture-cache.c:819
 on_pixbuf_loaded (source=<optimized out>, result=<optimized out>, user_data=0x21d6710) at st/st-texture-cache.c:918
 g_simple_async_result_complete (simple=0x21e8520) at /build/buildd/glib2.0-2.29.90/./gio/gsimpleasyncresult.c:749
 complete_in_idle_cb_for_thread (_data=0x1af7f80) at /build/buildd/glib2.0-2.29.90/./gio/gsimpleasyncresult.c:816

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: removed: need-amd64-retrace
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. However, according to this report, you were not using the most recent version of gnome-shell for Ubuntu 11.10. Please upgrade to the most recent version and let us know if you are still having this issue. Thanks in advance.

visibility: private → public
Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
LeandroDoctors (ldoctors-gmail) wrote :

It also affects 14.04-dev (gnome-shell 3.10, linux 3.13)

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: Expired → New
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: trusty
Changed in gnome-shell:
importance: Unknown → Critical
status: Unknown → New
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: iso-testing
Bruce Pieterse (octoquad) wrote :

In my case the crash occurred along with #1279412

Changed in gnome-shell:
status: New → Fix Released
Tim Lunn (darkxst) on 2014-03-20
Changed in ubuntu-gnome:
status: New → Triaged
milestone: none → trusty
Tim Lunn (darkxst) on 2014-03-24
Changed in ubuntu-gnome:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-shell - 3.10.4-0ubuntu5

gnome-shell (3.10.4-0ubuntu5) trusty; urgency=medium

  * debian/patches/git_sttexturecache_dont_crash.patch: Don't crash
    if fail to create framebuffer object (LP: #850365)
 -- Tim Lunn <email address hidden> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:50:40 +1100

Changed in gnome-shell (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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