unity-applications-daemon crashed with SIGSEGV in gee_list_list_iterator()

Bug #629692 reported by loni on 2010-09-03
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This bug affects 54 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Unity
Fix Released
Critical
Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen
unity-lens-applications
Critical
Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen
unity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
unity-place-applications (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity-place-applications

Description: Ubuntu maverick (development branch)
Release: 10.10

unity-place-applications:
  Installé : 0.2.16-0ubuntu1
  Candidat : 0.2.16-0ubuntu1
 Table de version :
 *** 0.2.16-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://gp.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
i click on unity applications menu or on one of the unity applications menu and then Xserver crashed

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: unity-place-applications 0.2.16-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-19.28-generic 2.6.35.3
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-19-generic i686
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Sep 3 13:28:58 2010
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/unity-place-applications/unity-applications-daemon
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
ProcCmdline: /usr/lib/unity-place-applications/unity-applications-daemon
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 LANG=fr_FR.utf8
SegvAnalysis:
 Segfault happened at: 0xadc6b3 <gee_list_list_iterator+35>: mov (%esi),%eax
 PC (0x00adc6b3) ok
 source "(%esi)" (0x00000000) not located in a known VMA region (needed readable region)!
 destination "%eax" ok
SegvReason: reading NULL VMA
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: unity-place-applications
StacktraceTop:
 gee_list_list_iterator () from /usr/lib/libgee.so.2
 ?? ()
 ?? ()
 ?? ()
 ?? ()
Title: unity-applications-daemon crashed with SIGSEGV in gee_list_list_iterator()
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loni (lpkhensu1) wrote :
Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but this appears to be a "regular" (non-security) bug. I have unmarked it as a security issue since this bug does not show evidence of allowing attackers to cross privilege boundaries nor directly cause loss of data/privacy. Please feel free to report any other bugs you may find.

security vulnerability: yes → no
visibility: private → public
crtm (carlosrtm) wrote :

When I'm, starting unity applications menu, crashed

Jens Bremmekamp (nem75) wrote :

Same happens for me, only I don't have to click the applications button, the unity-applications-daemon crashes right after login.

Adam Guthrie (therigu) wrote :

Full stacktrace:

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x001e56b3 in gee_list_list_iterator () from /usr/lib/libgee.so.2
(gdb) bt
#0 0x001e56b3 in gee_list_list_iterator () from /usr/lib/libgee.so.2
#1 0x08052176 in index_menu_item (db=0x80953f0, indexer=0x8095560, item=0x809e7d0) at ./unity-package-search.cc:133
#2 0x08051f31 in index_menu_item (db=0x80953f0, indexer=0x8095560, item=0x80b0148) at ./unity-package-search.cc:110
#3 0x08051f31 in index_menu_item (db=0x80953f0, indexer=0x8095560, item=0x808bfb0) at ./unity-package-search.cc:110
#4 0x08052962 in unity_package_searcher_new_for_menu (menu=0x808b4e0) at ./unity-package-search.cc:204
#5 0x0804e7a5 in unity_applications_place_daemon_constructor (type=134604768, n_construct_properties=0,
    construct_properties=0x0) at daemon.c:1347
#6 0x00387fb7 in g_object_newv () from /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0
#7 0x00388698 in g_object_new () from /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0
#8 0x0804eed9 in unity_applications_place_daemon_construct (object_type=134604768) at daemon.c:1190
#9 0x0804eef3 in unity_applications_place_daemon_new () at daemon.c:1196
#10 0x0805091c in unity_applications_place_main (args=0xbffff424, args_length1=1) at main.c:79
#11 0x08050c30 in main (argc=1, argv=0xbffff424) at main.c:150

Changed in unity-place-applications (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
crtm (carlosrtm) wrote :

Right after login,the unity-applications-daemon crashes. I don't have the applications button

Neil J. Patel (njpatel) on 2010-09-05
Changed in unity-place-applications:
assignee: nobody → Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen (kamstrup)
importance: Undecided → Critical
status: New → Triaged
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen (kamstrup)
importance: Undecided → Critical
milestone: none → 2010-09-09
status: New → Triaged

Ummm... I thought it was bad form to have the coredump still on the bug?

Similar problems here, running an eeePC 1005ha. At the moment I'm stuck running the default programs (clicking on these works OK). Trying the ubuntu icon in the upper-left corner brings up the search bar and a list of application categories, but clicking on any of these, or typing anything into the search bar, causes the screen to flicker and reset (behaviour similar to doing compiz --replace or metacity --replace). The same happens if I click on the applications icon on the left-hand side.
At the moment this completely breaks things for me: aside from firefox I don't use any of the default 'favourite' applications and I can't access any of the others. (Correction: I managed to get a terminal window open and I can now check my email by running thunderbird from the terminal. The downside is that while running from the terminal, there's no icon that appears on the left-hand bar, so I can't pin it to the bar.)

Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in unity-place-applications:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
crtm (carlosrtm) wrote :

After update, I conferm when click on unity applications menu or on one of the unity applications menu and then Xserver crashed

crtm (carlosrtm) wrote :

Impossible acces to applications and/ or typing anything into the search bar,

After update, when click on unity applications menu or unity applications menu Xserver crashed

In my case I'm not sure if it's a complete crash of Xserver, but the window manager definitely resets. I'm waiting for the fix to make it into the updates to see if that gets things working.
Is anyone else finding that right-clicking on icons in the Unity launcher doesn't have the desired effect? It may be a completely different bug but I find that right-clicking often does nothing at all, and the rest of the time, I get a blank bubble. (For example, if I run a program - using a terminal command - that's not in the favourites list, but that I would like to have available on the left-hand side, I right-click the icon, expecting to see a 'pin to dock' option, or something along those lines. Instead I get a bubble with a horizontal line, and a thin blank space above and below it. I found that if I click on the blank space below the line, I did succeed in pinning the icon, but there's no text showing up in the bubble. (On the other hand if I put the mouse cursor over an icon I get a bubble with the name of the program.)

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-09-08
Changed in unity-place-applications (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2010-09-10
Changed in unity-place-applications (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released

StacktraceTop:
 ?? ()
 init_searcher (searcher=0x8b314a8)
 init_searcher (searcher=0x8b314a8)
 init_searcher (searcher=0x8b314a8)
 index_menu_item (db=0x8b01098, indexer=0x0, item=0x804ba8c)

Changed in unity-place-applications (Ubuntu):
importance: High → Medium
tags: removed: need-i386-retrace
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2010-09-13
Changed in unity-place-applications:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Liam Proven (lproven) wrote :

I am having this is something very like it too, on RC 10.10 & final release. I am running an IBM Thinkpad X31. The entire desktop restarts if I even mouse over any icon in the "dock", making it completely unusable. It is not even possible to logout; clicking on that menu causes a restart, too.

As another sufferer has commented, I don't think X is restarting, but the whole WM & desktop does. Open apps survive but as clicking on them causes a restart they are unusable.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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