compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in __dynamic_cast()

Bug #853038 reported by Tomáš Honzák on 2011-09-18
This bug affects 21 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Alex Launi
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Appeared shortly after I logged into unity session.

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: unity 4.16.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-11.18-generic-pae 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-11-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
CrashCounter: 1
Date: Sun Sep 18 09:03:31 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/compiz
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
ProcCmdline: compiz
 PATH=(cususername, user)
 Segfault happened at: 0xb6f618b8 <__dynamic_cast+40>: mov (%eax),%edx
 PC (0xb6f618b8) ok
 source "(%eax)" (0x0000015b) not located in a known VMA region (needed readable region)!
 destination "%edx" ok
SegvReason: reading NULL VMA
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: unity
 __dynamic_cast () from /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/
 DebugDBusInterface::OnBusAcquired(_GDBusConnection*, char const*, void*) () from /usr/lib/compiz/
 ?? () from /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/
 g_simple_async_result_complete () from /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/
 ?? () from /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/
Title: compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in __dynamic_cast()
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-09-14 (3 days ago)
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare video

Tomáš Honzák (thonzak) wrote :
visibility: private → public

 __cxxabiv1::__dynamic_cast (src_ptr=0x8bc0d00, src_type=0xb374f298, dst_type=0xb37545e0, src2dst=0) at ../../../../src/libstdc++-v3/libsupc++/
 DebugDBusInterface::OnBusAcquired (connection=0x8bc9e30, name=0x89bb180 "com.canonical.Unity", data=0x8ad99a0) at /build/buildd/unity-4.16.0/plugins/unityshell/src/DebugDBusInterface.cpp:183
 connection_get_cb (source_object=0x0, res=0x8f39058, user_data=0x89bb138) at /build/buildd/glib2.0-2.29.90/./gio/gdbusnameowning.c:439
 g_simple_async_result_complete (simple=0x8f39058) at /build/buildd/glib2.0-2.29.90/./gio/gsimpleasyncresult.c:749
 complete_in_idle_cb (data=0x8f39058) at /build/buildd/glib2.0-2.29.90/./gio/gsimpleasyncresult.c:761

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: removed: need-i386-retrace
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-30
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-09-30
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → Critical
Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2011-11-03
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Alex Launi (alexlauni)
importance: Undecided → Critical
Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2011-11-03
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Tim Penhey (thumper) on 2011-11-03
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-01-10
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in unity:
milestone: none → 5.0.0
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-01-12
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package unity - 5.0.0-0ubuntu1

unity (5.0.0-0ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

  [ Didier Roche ]
  * New upstream release.
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in __dynamic_cast() (LP: #853038)
    - unity-panel-service crashed with SIGSEGV in panel_service_show_entry()
      (LP: #861144)
    - unity-panel-service crashed with SIGSEGV in
      panel_indicator_entry_accessible_get_n_children() (LP: #869816)
    - Launcher - Launcher icon for Dash does not highlight when the Alt+F1 key
      shortcut is pressed (LP: #849561)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in unity::PanelTray::FilterTrayCallback()
      (LP: #868868)
    - [regression] Compiz: Visible tearing is worse in 11.10 than 11.04, even
      when "Sync To VBlank" is enabled, but only when Unity is active.
      (LP: #880707)
    - [regression] All apps have a lower frame rate under Unity. (LP: #861061)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in
      nux::Property<nux::color::Color>::operator=() from
      unity::switcher::SwitcherController::OnBackgroundUpdate() (LP: #887465)
    - DashSearchBarSpinner.cpp:56: Conditional jump or move depends on
      uninitialised value(s) (LP: #901610)
    - quicklist shows in incorrect position when launched from workspace
      switcher (LP: #914251)
    - Build "show me the desktop" mini-app that adds a show desktop button to
      Launcher (LP: #681348)
    - Select quicklist items with just one right click (LP: #688830)
    - cannot change volume by scrolling on the icon when the SoundMenu is
      opened (LP: #722082)
    - [a11y] Unity launcher buttons are not Actionable (LP: #772573)
    - Ubuntu Start launcher item doesn't start dash with keyboard navigation
      (LP: #825037)
    - multimonitor , window management - Multi-Monitor Maximized Difficulty
      (LP: #843958)
    - [regression] Drag and drop inside dash is very slow with Active Blur
      activated (LP: #851172)
    - Activating an alt-tab icon that holds initially unminimized windows
      should unminimize all windows (LP: #854595)
    - Dash - The Dash category headers are positioned incorrectly
      (LP: #839467)
    - Missing global menu with a semi-maximized window dragged to the right.
      (LP: #861279)
    - Launcher - Dragging and dropping a running application in to the Trash
      should quit the application and (if the app is pinned to the Launcher)
      un-pin the application from the Launcher (LP: #870143)
    - top bar, integrated menu - when a application is first launched, the
      integrated menu should be displayed for 2 seconds before fading out of
      view (LP: #874254)
    - Window control buttons are not shown when an indicator is opened and the
      pointer is over the top-left corner (LP: #890970)
    - Quicklist item using some special chars doesn't show at all
      (LP: #899677)
    - PanelView.cpp:370: Conditional jump or move depends on uninitialised
      value(s) (LP: #901602)
    - unityshell.cpp:1982,1984: Conditional jump or move depends on
      uninitialised value(s) (LP: #901603)
    - Dash Search spinner sometimes doesn't spin at all (LP: #903090)
    - Point of tooltip is misaligned to focused ap...


Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Barry Drake (b-drake) wrote :

Occurred this morning while working with some large text files. Update to Trusty was taken last night. The desktop froze, shut down and re-started after a few seconds as though nothing had happened.

Bathroom Humor (bafroomhumor) wrote :

It just happened to me whilst trying to start some Minecraft. No bueno.

vlotho (gdalmas) wrote :

toto@pc5:~$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu Trusty Tahr (development branch)
Release: 14.04
toto@pc5:~$ apt-cache policy compiz
  Installé : 1:0.9.11+14.04.20140218-0ubuntu1
  Candidat : 1:0.9.11+14.04.20140218-0ubuntu1
 Table de version :
 *** 1:0.9.11+14.04.20140218-0ubuntu1 0
        500 trusty/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

tags: added: trusty
Stephen M. Webb (bregma) wrote :

Hey folks, trying to necro a bug that was marked fixed and released more than two years ago is unlikely to help you. You would be better off following a newer similar bug in the software release you're using, like #1282884.

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