zeitgeist-daemon crashed with DatabaseCorruptError in _check_index_and_start_worker(): Data ran out unexpectedly when reading posting list.

Bug #841878 reported by Mariano Loza on 2011-09-05
This bug affects 22 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Zeitgeist Extensions
zeitgeist (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

after todays update.

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: zeitgeist-core
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-10.16-generic 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-10-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Sep 5 11:34:33 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/zeitgeist-daemon
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release amd64 (20110427.1)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.7
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/zeitgeist-daemon
 PATH=(custom, no user)
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/zeitgeist-daemon']
SourcePackage: zeitgeist
Title: zeitgeist-daemon crashed with DatabaseCorruptError in _check_index_and_start_worker(): Data ran out unexpectedly when reading posting list.
 Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "/usr/share/zeitgeist/_zeitgeist/engine/extensions/fts.py", line 282, in _check_index_and_start_worker
     hits = self._enquire.get_mset (0, 1)
 DatabaseCorruptError: Data ran out unexpectedly when reading posting list.
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-09-03 (2 days ago)
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare

Mariano Loza (mariano-loza) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Changed in zeitgeist (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: bugpattern-needed
tags: removed: bugpattern-needed
tags: added: bugpattern-written
Changed in zeitgeist (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Triaged
visibility: private → public
Dusko Kukoleca (dusko-kukoleca) wrote :

crash occured everytime when I start computer...

Changed in zeitgeist (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → High
Lazaro Alejo (habanany) wrote :

crash occured everytime when I start computer...

Jacobsallan (jacobsallan) wrote :

I saw the abort in this bug report at least once per session for over a month. Today it is not occurring. I did three things this morning: (1) updated my Oneric system on Sept 19, (2) updated my Oneric system on Sept 20, and (3) downloaded Activity Journal. I've added a piece of the pkg history file that lists the apt-get activity today.

Jacobsallan (jacobsallan) wrote :

Ignore comment #4. I started up my computer, started 'sudo apt-get update' and fired up Firefox. And got the usual zeitgeist crash.

visibility: public → private
Jacobsallan (jacobsallan) wrote :

The crash occurs once per login session. I did the following, based on old bug reports:
% zeitgeist_daemon --quit
% cd $HOME/.local/share/zeitgeist
% mv fts.index fts.index.bak

This seems to be a work around.
With a bit of assistance, I should be able to tear apart the indices in fts.index (good) and fts.index (bad).

Hi. The fts problem is well known. It was because of some xapian bugs due to
which crashes were happing(as I heard, I don't work on fts extension). The
update to zeitgeist has been pushed. Check if your system has zeitgeist
0.8.2 which contains all the big fixes

As Manish points out it would be helpful if people could test against zeitgeist-0.8.2 which just got uploaded to Oneiric, but also with zeitgeist-extension-fts-0.0.13 which also just got uploaded. There were some fixes to the setup of the Xapian index that also may have caught this one.

visibility: private → public
Michal Hruby (mhr3) on 2011-10-11
Changed in zeitgeist-extensions:
status: New → Incomplete
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