segmentation fault when start on linux 3.0.0-18-generic

Bug #972285 reported by Honghe Wu on 2012-04-03
This bug affects 11 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

after ubuntu 11.10 auto update to kernel linux 3.0.0-18-generic fron linux 3.0.0-17-generic.
chromium-browser doesn't work.
 it doesn't start and only with information "segmentation fault".
when ubuntu rolls back to kernel linux 3.0.0-17-generic, chromium work well.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: chromium-browser 17.0.963.83~r127885-0ubuntu0.11.10.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-17.30-generic 3.0.22
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-17-generic i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Apr 3 17:57:24 2012
 XDG_CONFIG_DIRS = /etc/xdg/xdg-ubuntu:/etc/xdg
 XDG_DATA_DIRS = /usr/share/ubuntu:/usr/share/gnome:/usr/local/share/:/usr/share/
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release i386 (20111012)
SourcePackage: chromium-browser
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
chromium-default: CHROMIUM_FLAGS=""

Honghe Wu (honghe) wrote :
Honghe Wu (honghe) wrote :

something lost:
because on ubuntu 11.10 kernel 3.0.0-18-generic, the command "ubuntu-bug chromium-browser" didn't work,
so I report the bug on ubuntu 11.10 kernel 3.0.0-17-generic.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in chromium-browser (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
David Pérez (sanete) wrote :

I'm also experiencing this after updating to 3.0.0-18-generic.
This is the output of "uname -a":

Linux del-linux 3.0.0-18-generic #31-Ubuntu SMP Tue Mar 27 16:53:46 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Will Sheppard (sheppard-will) wrote :

sudo apt-get purged on both google-chrome and chromium

resinatlled separately.

Both quit either immediately or soon after launch with seg fault.

Occurred after auto-update to Linux 3.0.0-18-generic

uname -a
Linux globe 3.0.0-18-generic #31-Ubuntu SMP Tue Mar 27 16:53:46 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Will Sheppard (sheppard-will) wrote :

On reverting to Linux 3.0.0-17-generic - google-chrome now works fine.

Mark Hewitt (holybladder) wrote :

Finding this too, in fact it's across the board; Chrome and Firefox segfault immediately, epiphany at random intervals, movie player intermittently either at start or a minute or two into a video, other apps too. Can't get any app to provide more information than "Segmentation fault" so struggle to debug. General Protection Faults in dmesg. Rolling back to 3.0.0-17 fixed immediately.

Micah Gersten (micahg) on 2012-04-03
affects: chromium-browser (Ubuntu) → linux (Ubuntu)
Luis Henriques (henrix) wrote :

I have build a test kernel that we would like you to test if possible. The only addition commit on this test kernel is 93dc6107a76daed81c07f50215fa6ae77691634f "Don't limit non-nested epoll paths".

Could you please check if it solves the issues you're having and report back? You can get this kernel here:

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Giulio Bonanome (gbonanome) wrote :

Same as Mark Hewitt on #7.
Sadly, Luis Henriques (henrix) solution on #8 doesn't work.

For me 3.0.0-18-generic causes segfault to Chrome, but also Firefox ans Skype crashes during a call.

Thoose are my Firefox reports:

And thoose are some messages from kern.log:
Apr 4 00:10:57 ubu-giulio kernel: [ 177.297310] chrome[3102] general protection ip:d18416 sp:bffb8860 error:0
Apr 4 00:10:57 ubu-giulio kernel: [ 177.459305] chrome[3371]: segfault at 0 ip b54d1774 sp bf89de90 error 4 in chrome[b3e3a000+398d000]
Apr 4 00:18:08 ubu-giulio kernel: [ 608.100879] Chrome_SyncThre[3809] general protection ip:2cfde6 sp:a47aad8c error:0 in[2c7000+17000]
Apr 4 00:18:38 ubu-giulio kernel: [ 638.312421] chrome[3815] general protection ip:25f416 sp:bfa2f760 error:0
Apr 4 00:18:47 ubu-giulio kernel: [ 647.532114] chrome[3873] general protection ip:467416 sp:adbf1868 error:0
Apr 4 00:19:58 ubu-giulio kernel: [ 718.114464] Chrome_IOThread[3956] general protection ip:784416 sp:ae973e58 error:0
Apr 4 00:20:44 ubu-giulio kernel: [ 764.726972] gnome-settings-[2729] general protection ip:73bf22 sp:bfcb59c0 error:0 in[6f9000+f7000]
Apr 4 00:27:52 ubu-giulio kernel: [ 1192.493907] chrome[4310] general protection ip:42f416 sp:bfc0ffd4 error:0
Apr 4 00:30:43 ubu-giulio kernel: [ 1364.000340] apport-gtk[4501] general protection ip:839284 sp:bfd3fe1c error:0 in[76d000+178000]
Apr 4 00:36:47 ubu-giulio kernel: [ 1728.000192] CE: hpet increased min_delta_ns to 20113 nsec

Hope that helps.

Brad Figg (brad-figg) wrote :


Does the -17 kernel work fine for you?

Giulio Bonanome (gbonanome) wrote :


yes, now I'm on -17 kernel and everything's fine. No more segfault.

David Pérez (sanete) wrote :

I have to add that with the new kernel, Firefox crashes very often, e.g. when restoring an hibernated computer.
On the other side, Chromium is unusable, it crashes at startup.

Brad Figg (brad-figg) wrote :

Anyone experiencing this issue, please try the kernel at:

Juan David Ruiz (zuirdj) wrote :

Chromium working again for me after installing kernel in #13

Ivan Osadchii (tepoga) wrote :

Affects me also. Chromium works well so far after installing kernel from #13. Thanks

Punky (pyntux) wrote :

Firefox works fine here, Chromium crashes at startup after update to kernel -18...

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