trackerd crashed with SIGSEGV in strstr()

Bug #138399 reported by Martin Pitt on 2007-09-09
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
tracker (Ubuntu)
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: tracker

Just started my desktop session after upgrade.

ProblemType: Crash
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Sep 9 12:34:44 2007
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/trackerd
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: tracker 0.6.2-0ubuntu3
PackageArchitecture: amd64
ProcCmdline: trackerd
ProcCwd: /home/martin
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: tracker
 strstr () from /lib/
 g_strsplit () from /usr/lib/
 ?? ()
 ?? ()
 ?? () from /usr/lib/
Title: trackerd crashed with SIGSEGV in strstr()
Uname: Linux donald 2.6.22-11-generic #1 SMP Fri Sep 7 04:31:16 GMT 2007 x86_64 GNU/Linux
UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom dialout dip floppy lpadmin netdev plugdev powerdev scanner video

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Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :


bug confined to amd64 (afaik) and goes away if env var XDG_DATA_DIRS is unset

I cant say if this is a tracker issue or a bug in recent glibc/libc for amd64 (strstr)

(note same code path has been in place since 0.6.0)

bug fix is here :

patch has already been committed to tracker svn

Changed in tracker:
status: New → Fix Committed
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Thanks, Jamie! I was just going to repair the retracers to get a sensible backtrace of this, but so much the better. :-)

I can confirm that unsetting XDG_DATA_DIRS makes it work again ..

Changed in tracker:
importance: Undecided → High
Soren Hansen (soren) wrote :

What is holding that fix back?

Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2007-09-18
Changed in tracker:
assignee: nobody → pitti
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

tracker (0.6.2-2ubuntu1) gutsy; urgency=low

  * Merge with Debian unstable. Remaining Ubuntu changes:
    - Drop libunac1-dev build dependency, we do not support it in main.
    - Build for our newer deskbar-applet:
      + Call configure with --enable-deskbar-applet="auto" instead of
      + Build-depend on deskbar-applet.
      + Build-depend on python-gtk2-dev to circumvent the bug that
        deskbar-applet does not have a -dev package which depends on it.
      + debian/libdeskbar-tracker.install: Fix path for installed module.
  * New Debian version fixes tracker crash on amd64. (LP: #138399)

tracker (0.6.2-2) unstable; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/02-getenv.patch
    - Include stdlib.h in tracker-apps.c for the getenv function prototype.
      Patch by dann frazier, thanks. Closes: #440997
  * debian/patches/03-system_ioprio.patch
    - Use the ioprio syscalls defined by linux-libc-dev. Fixes a FTBFS on hppa
      and m68k.

tracker (0.6.2-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
  * debian/patches/10-function_prototypes.patch
    - Removed, merged upstream.
  * debian/patches/01-version_fix.patch
    - Fix the version number shown at trackerd start.
  * debian/control
    - Drop Build-Depends on libqdbm-dev. Tracker now uses sqlite3 for all of
      its databases.
    - Bump Build-Depends on libsqlite3-dev to >= 3.4 as the new sqlite based
      indexer requires the incremental blob I/0 feature of sqlite 3.4.
  * debian/rules
    - Add --enable-deskbar-applet=handler to DEB_CONFIGURE_EXTRA_FLAGS.
      deskbar-applet in unstable still uses the "old-style" handler interface.
    - Drop --enable-external-sqlite and --enable-external-qdbm from
      DEB_CONFIGURE_EXTRA_FLAGS. These configure options are now obsolete.

 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Tue, 18 Sep 2007 10:52:13 +0200

Changed in tracker:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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