powertop segfaults on startup

Bug #828158 reported by Serge Hallyn on 2011-08-17
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This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
powertop (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

Uptodate oneiric laptop, x86-64 sony vaio F11.

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x00007ffff68fe60c in __strcpy_chk () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
(gdb) where
#0 0x00007ffff68fe60c in __strcpy_chk () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
#1 0x000000000042ec4d in ?? ()
#2 0x000000000042e3cd in ?? ()
#3 0x0000000000408f05 in ?? ()
#4 0x0000000000404a2d in ?? ()
#5 0x00007ffff682930d in __libc_start_main () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
#6 0x0000000000405b2d in ?? ()
#7 0x00007fffffffe4f8 in ?? ()
#8 0x000000000000001c in ?? ()
#9 0x0000000000000001 in ?? ()
#10 0x00007fffffffe773 in ?? ()
#11 0x0000000000000000 in ?? ()

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: powertop 1.97-2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-8.11-generic 3.0.1
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-8-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed Aug 17 11:30:33 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Alpha amd64 (20110627.1)
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: powertop
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Serge Hallyn (serge-hallyn) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in powertop (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Bryn Hughes (linux-nashira) wrote :

Affects me as well, running on Atom with no non-free drivers (just to rule out nVidia in the report above). Powertop segfaults 95% of the time when starting up, and always eventually segfaults no matter what.

James Tait (jamestait) wrote :

I'm seeing the same on Precise, also on an x86_64 Sony Vaio F11 with the nvidia binary driver.

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