Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 105715
evolution is very unstable
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:31 EST
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Description of problem:
evolution is very unstable and often crash.
PS : the meteo is for Boston, I have selected Europe/Monaco in the wizard.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. launch evolution
2. use it
evolution freezes on me all the time.
for all practical purposes evolution has become unusable.
One easily reproducible test case:
1. Create a new account test0
2. Log into the account and start evolution
3. Go through the welcoming wizard selecting no incoming mail source
4. When the summary window (Sammanfattning in swedish) shows after the wizard
has finished it freezes with no repaints.
I have reproduced this behaviour on two vanilla severn2 boxes
Evolution 1.4.4 from Fedora test2
I originally rebooted and then checked bugzilla after it happens
killall -9 evolution-wombat
seems to get control back so I can use Evolution again.
if I Tools-Settings it hangs again and
killing evolution-wombat gains control again.
Can someone confirm they can recover the same way.
The particular freeze I mentioned above is curable by killing evolution-wombat.
What is more interesting is a strace on the evolution-wombat, that turns out
[test0@molly test0]$ strace -p 5886
Process 5886 attached - interrupt to quit
futex(0x8e1b2f8, FUTEX_WAIT, 2, NULL <unfinished ...>
Looks like an nptl related problem to me.
I have been having the same problems. Evolution under Severn 0.94 is NOT usable
at all. However, I just ran evolution as:
And it seems stable now. So most likely an NPTL problem with evolution-wombat?
For info, Evolution 1.4.5 is out :
I've tested evolution-1.4.5 on my machine, and it exhibits the same "freeze on
futex()" behaviour as the evolution-1.4.4-7 in severn2
*** Bug 105640 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Can you see if the ORBit2 cvs snap at http://people.redhat.com/~katzj/ORBit2/
I can confirm that the upgrade (ORBit2-22.214.171.124-1) fixes the problems I've had.
The test case above (with a new system user) no longer produces a hang.
evolution no longer seems to hang on start and otherwise misbehave since
updating to ORBit2-126.96.36.199-1
Does anyone else still see a problem when, if there are still open connections
(like in the case of IMAP mail), and you tell Evolution to go offline, Evolution
either segfaults or gives an assert error in ORBit_POA_setup_root (), and dies?
I'm seeing this with GNOME 2.4 on both PowerPC and i386. This is not with the
Rawhide/Fedora packages, but the symptoms seem similar. This behavior has been
observed on both arches with the stock 2.8.1 ORBit and the 188.8.131.52 modified
source, as well as current ORBit2 CVS.