xfce4-session crashed with SIGSEGV in malloc()

Bug #407976 reported by Nikola M on 2009-08-02
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Xfce4 Session
Won't Fix
Medium
xfce4-session (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xfce4-session

I think it have something to do with Xfapplet (Applet for Xfce panel that allows Gnome applets to run inside of it).
Computer failed to shutdown and restarted gdm.
I went to console (Ctrl Alt F2) and killed with -9 xfapplet processes.
After that, you can log in and later did shutdown from gdm menu.

ProblemType: Crash
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Aug 2 13:40:04 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/xfce4-session
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: xfce4-session 4.4.2-2ubuntu2.1
PackageArchitecture: amd64
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/xfce4-session
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/home/username/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: xfce4-session
StacktraceTop:
 ?? () from /lib/libc.so.6
 ?? () from /lib/libc.so.6
 malloc () from /lib/libc.so.6
 g_malloc () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
 g_string_chunk_insert_len ()
Title: xfce4-session crashed with SIGSEGV in malloc()
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-24-generic x86_64
UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom dialout dip fax floppy fuse kvm lpadmin sambashare scanner tape vboxusers video

Nikola M (nikolam) wrote :

StacktraceTop:malloc_consolidate () from /lib/libc.so.6
_int_malloc () from /lib/libc.so.6
malloc () from /lib/libc.so.6
IA__g_malloc (n_bytes=4096)
IA__g_string_chunk_insert_len (chunk=0xc841e0,

Changed in xfce4-session (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: removed: need-amd64-retrace
Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please answer these questions:

* Is this reproducible?
* If so, what specific steps should we take to recreate this bug?

This will help us to find and resolve the problem.

visibility: private → public
Changed in xfce4-session (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Nikola M (nikolam) wrote :

I reported data about same situation abain and marked this bug at the same thing.
It might be reproduced with this actions:
Log into Xfce on 8.04 LTS 64bit , use Xfapplet to use multiple Gnome applets.
Log out , log in, log out again . Log into console and with top see multiple Xfe- applets processes, using 100% cou time.
If not killed, next time one logs in, no applet under xfapplet is started, but they run from previous session and use 100%cpu untill killed. Then, one can log out and log in and everything is fine, till next time.
Problem is on LTS that will soon be replaced with news Lts
and I have a few (xfce keyboard applet at least) that I add by myself. Many libraries on machine are also upgraded to newer versions so it is not machine that is in LTS-only state, because I installed many additional programs over time (that might be normal I suppose).
So truely, reproducing on other, LTS-only machine is truly questionable. I am betting on Xfapplet but not sure.

Changed in xfce4-session (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New

This bug has been reported on Ubuntu Launchpad as:
https://launchpad.net/bugs/407976

from the launchpad report:

I think it have something to do with Xfapplet (Applet for Xfce panel that allows Gnome applets to run inside of it).
Computer failed to shutdown and restarted gdm.
I went to console (Ctrl Alt F2) and killed with -9 xfapplet processes.
After that, you can log in and later did shutdown from gdm menu.

Architecture: amd64

DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04

Package: xfce4-session 4.4.2-2ubuntu2.1

PackageArchitecture: amd64

Signal: 11
SourcePackage: xfce4-session
StacktraceTop:
 ?? () from /lib/libc.so.6
 ?? () from /lib/libc.so.6
 malloc () from /lib/libc.so.6
 g_malloc () from /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
 g_string_chunk_insert_len ()
Title: xfce4-session crashed with SIGSEGV in malloc()
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-24-generic x86_64
UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom dialout dip fax floppy fuse kvm lpadmin sambashare scanner tape vboxusers video

It might be reproduced with this actions:
Log into Xfce on 8.04 LTS 64bit , use Xfapplet to use multiple Gnome applets.
Log out , log in, log out again . Log into console and with top see multiple Xfe- applets processes, using 100% cou time.
If not killed, next time one logs in, no applet under xfapplet is started, but they run from previous session and use 100%cpu untill killed. Then, one can log out and log in and everything is fine, till next time.
Problem is on LTS that will soon be replaced with news Lts
and I have a few (xfce keyboard applet at least) that I add by myself. Many libraries on machine are also upgraded to newer versions so it is not machine that is in LTS-only state, because I installed many additional programs over time (that might be normal I suppose).
So truely, reproducing on other, LTS-only machine is truly questionable. I am betting on Xfapplet but not sure.

Stacktrace:
http://launchpadlibrarian.net/29808465/Stacktrace.txt

Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) wrote :

Thanks for following up on this. Since this bug has enough information provided for a developer to begin work, I'm going to mark it as confirmed and let them handle it from here.

This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments at: http://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=6363

Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better!

Changed in xfce4-session (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in xfce4-session:
status: Unknown → Confirmed
Pasi Lallinaho (knome) on 2014-03-17
Changed in xfce4-session (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Incomplete
importance: Medium → Undecided
Pasi Lallinaho (knome) wrote :

Marking this as invalid since the bug is not reproducible in the newest development release and the release that the bug was filed against is now EOL.

Changed in xfce4-session (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Incomplete → Invalid

Mass-reassign all bugs from florian@ to goodies-dev@, thanks for the maintenance work! (and sorry for the bugmail spam..)

Changed in xfce4-session:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in xfce4-session:
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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