nautilus crashed with SIGSEGV in g_type_check_instance_is_a()

Bug #1430093 reported by Cristian Aravena Romero on 2015-03-10
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


nautilus sometime segfaults when closing windows with several tabs open

[Test Case]



try closing nautilus windows with several tabs open, that shouldn't lead to a segfault

[Regression Potential]

check for issues on closing and with multiple tabs

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 15.04
Package: nautilus 1:3.14.2-0ubuntu4
Uname: Linux 4.0.0-040000rc3-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.16.2-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CrashCounter: 1
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Mon Mar 9 22:14:31 2015
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/nautilus
GsettingsChanges: b'org.gnome.nautilus.list-view' b'default-column-order' b"['name', 'size', 'type', 'date_modified', 'date_accessed', 'owner', 'group', 'permissions', 'mime_type', 'where']"
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-09-25 (166 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 14.10 "Utopic Unicorn" - Alpha amd64 (20140923)
ProcCmdline: nautilus -n
 Segfault happened at: 0x7f2392b94f1f <g_type_check_instance_is_a+63>: testb $0x4,0x16(%rax)
 PC (0x7f2392b94f1f) ok
 source "$0x4" ok
 destination "0x16(%rax)" (0xe83f8b48fb894866) not located in a known VMA region (needed writable region)!
SegvReason: writing unknown VMA
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: nautilus
 g_type_check_instance_is_a () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
 ?? ()
 ?? ()
 g_closure_invoke () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
 ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
Title: nautilus crashed with SIGSEGV in g_type_check_instance_is_a()
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dip libvirtd lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo

 g_type_check_instance_is_a (type_instance=type_instance@entry=0xd1f3f0, iface_type=<optimized out>) at /build/buildd/glib2.0-2.43.91/./gobject/gtype.c:4016
 nautilus_window_sync_location_widgets (window=window@entry=0x122a490) at nautilus-window.c:1029
 real_active (slot=0xf22c10) at nautilus-window-slot.c:572
 g_closure_invoke (closure=0xe7fe70, return_value=0x0, n_param_values=1, param_values=0x7ffcf2764670, invocation_hint=0x7ffcf2764610) at /build/buildd/glib2.0-2.43.91/./gobject/gclosure.c:768
 signal_emit_unlocked_R (node=node@entry=0xf2b460, detail=detail@entry=0, instance=instance@entry=0xf22c10, emission_return=emission_return@entry=0x0, instance_and_params=instance_and_params@entry=0x7ffcf2764670) at /build/buildd/glib2.0-2.43.91/./gobject/gsignal.c:3587

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: removed: need-amd64-retrace
information type: Private → Public
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Critical
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Medium → High
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package nautilus - 1:3.14.2-0ubuntu8

nautilus (1:3.14.2-0ubuntu8) vivid; urgency=medium

  * debian/patches/git_revert_location_entry.patch,
    - don't segfault when closing windows with several tabs (lp: #1430093)
 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:08:01 +0200

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in nautilus:
status: Confirmed → Invalid

Hello Cristian, or anyone else affected,

Accepted nautilus into trusty-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See 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 . Thank you in advance!

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
Chris J Arges (arges) wrote :

Does this also need to be fixed in Utopic?

Changed in nautilus:
importance: Critical → High
status: Invalid → Fix Released
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

@Chris, we could, but utopic is going to be non-current-stable this month and is not a LTS, I don't fancy much spending SRU work on it now

Mathew Hodson (mathew-hodson) wrote :

I don't see this crash when running the test case on 1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9.8 from trusty-proposed.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
description: updated

The verification of the Stable Release Update for nautilus 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.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package nautilus - 1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9.8

nautilus (1:3.10.1-0ubuntu9.8) trusty; urgency=medium

  * debian/patches/git_slot_order.patch:
    - don't segfault when closing windows with several tabs (lp: #1430093)
 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 12:42:21 +0200

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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