Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 157072
postscript file crashes X server
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:19:52 EST
Description of problem:
Attached postscript file crashes X server.
Created attachment 114087 [details]
Can you provide more details to what you mean by "crash"? Does it bring you
back to the GDM login screen? Or does it freeze up hard? If it freezes up can
you still move your mouse?
Also, what versions of xorg-x11 and ggv do you have installed?
On RHEL4 it freezes up hard and I can't move the mouse. On FC3 it brings me
back to GDM.
FYI, I also reported this to evince upstream.
I'm setting up a workstation where I can test this a bit more.
*** Bug 157079 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I'm going to assign this bug to the xorg team. X shouldn't be crashing when an
app does something abnormal. Also, some of the xorg team have done extensive
development work on evince and so are more qualified than me to look at this
Actually, on RHEL4 it only appears to freeze up hard sometimes. The video state
gets corrupted somehow even when switching VTs. Sometimes X dies and GDM
restarts and things seems normal.
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Reporter, can you still reproduce this bug with updated RHEL4? The Xorg
shouldn't crash now. However, note that Xorg is asked to create for ggv REALLY
huge bitmap (around 1.5GB according to upstream bug) so if you have less memory
you can your computer into state which looks like frozen (and for all your
purposes it is -- you cannot even move a mouse), but unfortunately it is just a
characteristic of the current single-threaded X server which waits until this
request is completed.
There used to be a bug in X server which crashed when asking for allocation of
extremely large pixmaps, but that should be fixed (everywhere including RHEL4).
Regretting it but I have to close this as CANTFIX (because it was already
fixed). Reopen with additional information if you have any.