Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 186651
kpilotDeamon crashes with "buffer overflow detected" (pilot-link problem ?)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:28 EST
Description of problem:
kpilotDeamon crashes with "buffer overflow detected" everytime it attemps to load.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kdepim RPM: 3.5.1-1.2
KDE: 3.5.1-2.3 Red Hat
KPilot Daemon: 4.6.0 (blivit)
Every time. Tried on two different systems (with same version of apps).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Launch kpilot
2. Configure "General setup - Device"
1. Launch kpilotDeamon.
The KDE Crash handler comes up saying KPilot Deamon has crashed.
Not crashing !
Attached KDE Crash Handler log & STDERR output.
Created attachment 126681 [details]
KDE Crash Handler log & STDERR output
Well, problem seems to be originating from pilot-link.
Compiled and installed pilot-link from source (which was also crashing with
"buffer overflow detected" when used manually)
kpilotDeamon no longer crashes, but cannot read from device :
---------- kpilot log ----------
20:36:55 Pilot device /dev/pilot does not exist. Probably it is a USB device and
will appear during a HotSync.
20:36:59 Device link ready. (When pressing hotsync button on device)
20:37:30 Unable to read system information from Pilot
Manually using pilot-addresses command (from pilot-link) works _some_ times.
Here's what I do:
1. Press hotsync button on device
2. Wait for /dev/pilot to be created (1-2 seconds)
(If not you get an error "Unable to bind to port")
3. Execute "pilot-addresses -p /dev/pilot -w -" command
90% of the time it will wait forever saying "Listening for incoming connection
10% of the time it will say "connected" and work properly.
Forgot to mention that the device is a Palm Tungsten E2 connected using USB.
Anything else I could try to better troubleshoot this problem ? Any other info
I could provide ?
Source for open-link I used is at
It looks a bug in pilot-link and it's fixed in fc5-update. You should Please
update to new packages. Thanks for your report