unity-panel-service crashed with SIGSEGV in memalign()

Bug #707750 reported by zeruke on 2011-01-26
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Neil J. Patel
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

some sort of unity crash that the warning saying it crashed and if i wanted to report it.....not sure if its a very bad one or what

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: unity 3.2.14-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.37-12.26-generic 2.6.37
Uname: Linux 2.6.37-12-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia wl
 NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86 Kernel Module 260.19.29 Wed Dec 8 12:09:09 PST 2010
 GCC version: gcc version 4.5.2 (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.5.2-1ubuntu2)
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Jan 25 19:17:02 2011
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: natty
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 nvidia-current, 260.19.29, 2.6.37-12-generic, i686: installed
 bcmwl,, 2.6.37-12-generic, i686: installed
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/unity/unity-panel-service
GraphicsCard: Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30cf]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha i386 (20110108)
InstallationMedia_: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha i386 (20110108)
 Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebook PC
ProcCmdline: /usr/lib/unity/unity-panel-service
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.37-12-generic root=UUID=a8a2c13b-894a-4d38-83fc-3d7c2a3f655c ro
ProcVersionSignature_: Ubuntu 2.6.37-12.26-generic 2.6.37
 Segfault happened at: 0x52b325: mov 0x8(%esi),%eax
 PC (0x0052b325) ok
 source "0x8(%esi)" (0x57a9eb48) not located in a known VMA region (needed readable region)!
 destination "%eax" ok
SegvReason: reading unknown VMA
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: unity
 ?? () from /lib/libc.so.6
 ?? () from /lib/libc.so.6
 ?? () from /lib/libc.so.6
 memalign () from /lib/libc.so.6
 posix_memalign () from /lib/libc.so.6
Title: unity-panel-service crashed with SIGSEGV in memalign()

UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare
dmi.bios.date: 03/03/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.bios.version: F.32
dmi.board.name: 30CF
dmi.board.vendor: Quanta
dmi.board.version: 85.26
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Quanta
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvrF.32:bd03/03/2009:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPPaviliondv6500NotebookPC:pvrRev1:rvnQuanta:rn30CF:rvr85.26:cvnQuanta:ct10:cvrN/A:
dmi.product.name: HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebook PC
dmi.product.version: Rev 1
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.23-1ubuntu2
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.9+repack-1ubuntu6
version.nvidia-graphics-drivers: nvidia-graphics-drivers N/A
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.5+6ubuntu8
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.13.2-1ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.13.901-2ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20100805+b96170a-0ubuntu1

zeruke (oninekoze) wrote :

 malloc_consolidate (av=0x61c3c0) at arena.c:275
 _int_malloc (av=0x61c3c0, bytes=528) at arena.c:275

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: removed: need-i386-retrace
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-01-27
visibility: private → public
zeruke (oninekoze) wrote :

this is still happening with the Unity 3.4 "alpha-2" update

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, can you describe how you trigger the crash?

zeruke (oninekoze) wrote :

it usually happened when i installed an update and some times when i close a window so im not sure what is actually causing it

Gord Allott (gordallott) on 2011-02-02
Changed in unity:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Neil J. Patel (njpatel)
Alex Launi (alexlauni) on 2011-02-16
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Incomplete
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

Could you confirm whether this bug is still reproducible in Ubuntu Natty with the latest updates? It has been 2 months since this bug was filed, and many changes have landed in Unity since then.

zeruke (oninekoze) wrote :

doesnt seem to have happened for a long time on my end so it seems to be fixed up

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

closing this bug as this is not an issue for you anymore. feel free to report any other bugs you may find.

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
tags: added: iso-testing
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