aout_FindAndRestart() crashes VLC PulseAudio output

Bug #455825 reported by graingert on 2009-10-19
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
VLC media player
Fix Released
vlc (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: vlc

it crashes while listening to

Totally out of the blue, VLC takes pulseaudio with it a few moments later

ProblemType: Crash
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Oct 19 21:48:13 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/vlc
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: vlc-nox 1.0.2-1ubuntu1
ProcCmdline: vlc
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
 Segfault happened at: 0x7fb069004ea5: mov (%rax),%rdi
 PC (0x7fb069004ea5) ok
 source "(%rax)" (0x00000000) not located in a known VMA region (needed readable region)!
 destination "%rdi" ok
SegvReason: reading NULL VMA
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: vlc
 ?? ()
 __module_unneed () from /usr/lib/
 ?? () from /usr/lib/
 ?? () from /usr/lib/
 ?? () from /usr/lib/
Title: vlc crashed with SIGSEGV in __module_unneed()
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic x86_64
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare

graingert (tagrain) wrote :

StacktraceTop:Close (p_this=<value optimized out>) at visual.c:405
__module_unneed (p_this=0x21d3ef8,
aout_FiltersDestroyPipeline (
aout_InputDelete (p_aout=0x21fa1e8,
aout_Restart (p_aout=0x21fa1e8)

Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: removed: need-amd64-retrace

According to the stack trace, you were changing the audio output device...

Note that VLC cannot crash PulseAudio. If PulseAudio crashes,p ossibly as a consequence of some VLC misbheaviour, then it is also a PulseAudio bug.

summary: - vlc crashed with SIGSEGV in __module_unneed()
+ aout_FindAndRestart() crashes VLC PulseAudio output
visibility: private → public
Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in vlc:
status: Unknown → New

Thank you for reporting this bug.

Does this happen in Lucid.

Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in vlc:
milestone: none → 1.2.0
Benjamin Drung (bdrung) on 2010-11-22
Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Changed in vlc:
status: New → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package vlc - 2.0.0~unix-0ubuntu1

vlc (2.0.0~unix-0ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

  * New upstream release (Closes: #499381, #573064, #624027, LP: #455825,
    #573775, #695882, #705151, #708448, #738381, #743581, #747757, #817924,
  * Remove dropped mozilla-plugin-vlc, vlc-plugin-ggi, and vlc-plugin-svgalib.
    The Mozilla browser plug-in is now provided by a separate source tarball.
  * Add new plugins to and remove dropped plugins from vlc-nox.
  * Add new and remove dropped build dependencies:
    + libbluray-dev (for Blu-ray support)
    + libresid-builder-dev
    + libsamplerate0-dev
    + libsidplay2-dev
    + lbspeexdsp-dev
    + libxcb-composite0-dev
    - libgtk2.0-dev
    - xulrunner-dev
  * vlc-plugin-fluidsynth depends on fluid-soundfont-gm or
    musescore-soundfont-gm for having a sound font for playing MIDI files.
  * Drop all patches (they were either backported or accepted by upstream).
  * Update symbols for libvlc5.
  * Install plugins.dat instead of running vlc-cache-gen in postinst.
  * Update minimum version of build dependencies.
  * Change Build-Dependency from libupnp3-dev to unversioned libupnp-dev.
    (Closes: #656831)
 -- Benjamin Drung <email address hidden> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 01:34:02 +0100

Changed in vlc (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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