[SRU] htop crashes when setting cpu affinity

Bug #1589549 reported by Robert Gierzinger on 2016-06-06
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
htop (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


 * htop 2.0.1 segfaults drawing a panel on screen when compiled with -fPIE
   (default on Xenial)
 * justification: severe functionality loss for users and easy to trigger
   by accident
 * remedy: apply fix from upstream commit 4758f028

[Test Case]

 * start htop
 * press key <a>
 * press key <cr>

[Regression Potential]

 * two line fix: s/int/size_t/
 * rdeps are freedombox-setup and hollywood

[Other Info]

 * Fixed in htop 2.0.2-1 in Yakkety Yak


See the resolved Bug: https://github.com/hishamhm/htop/issues/493

when trying to set the cpu affinity (with "a") htop crashes.
System: Ubuntu 16.04/amd64

  Installed: 2.0.1-1
  Candidate: 2.0.1-1
  Version table:
 *** 2.0.1-1 500
        500 http://at.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Graham Inggs (ginggs) on 2016-06-06
Changed in htop (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package htop - 2.0.2-1

htop (2.0.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium

  * Update to upstream version 2.0.2
    - Use SOURCE_DATE_EPOCH instead of current year in copyright message
      to make build reproducible. (Closes: #822963)
    - Fix build to detect the Hurd as a Linux platform. (Closes: #821747)
    - Fix crash when setting CPU affinity and -fPIE. (LP: #1589549)
  * Bump Standards to 3.9.8 (no changes required)

 -- Daniel Lange <email address hidden> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 19:46:17 +0200

Changed in htop (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Daniel Lange (dlange) on 2016-08-02
description: updated
summary: - htop crashes when setting cpu affinity
+ [SRU] htop crashes when setting cpu affinity
Daniel Lange (dlange) wrote :

Hello Robert, or anyone else affected,

Accepted htop into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/htop/2.0.1-1ubuntu1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

Changed in htop (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed

thanks for your work. I tested 2.0.1-1ubuntu1 on multiple machines and no troubles so far.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package htop - 2.0.1-1ubuntu1

htop (2.0.1-1ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium

  * SRU patch segfault with -fPIE when setting cpu affinity
    (LP: #1589549)

 -- Daniel Lange <email address hidden> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 19:28:25 +0200

Changed in htop (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for htop has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

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