Bug 1872460 - "Numerical result out of range" error accessing various filesystems (read-only, CIFS...)
Summary: "Numerical result out of range" error accessing various filesystems (read-onl...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: glib2
Version: 33
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthias Clasen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: AcceptedFreezeException
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Blocks: F33BetaFreezeException
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Reported: 2020-08-25 19:43 UTC by Adam Williamson
Modified: 2020-08-31 20:08 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: glib2-2.65.2-3.fc33
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Last Closed: 2020-08-31 20:08:19 UTC
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Description Adam Williamson 2020-08-25 19:43:20 UTC
glib2 2.65.2 has a bug which can cause a "Numerical result out of range" error when accessing certain filesystems. This affects a wide range of apps - e.g. just about any GNOME or GTK+ app - as they use glib2 for filesystem access. The bug is known to affect read-only filesystems and CIFS shares, but may well affect other filesystems too.

There is already a fix for this upstream and I've backported it in glib2-2.65.2-3 , but as Fedora 33 is now frozen, we need a freeze exception to get this into Beta. So, filing this bug and proposing as a freeze exception. I will create an update and mark it as fixing this bug next. Obviously, this is a very visible bug if you have affected filesystems and will be present on lives so cannot be fully fixed with a post-release update.

Comment 1 Fedora Update System 2020-08-25 19:44:40 UTC
FEDORA-2020-fc47702b29 has been submitted as an update to Fedora 33. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2020-fc47702b29

Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2020-08-26 17:06:44 UTC
FEDORA-2020-fc47702b29 has been pushed to the Fedora 33 testing repository.
In short time you'll be able to install the update with the following command:
`sudo dnf upgrade --enablerepo=updates-testing --advisory=FEDORA-2020-fc47702b29`
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2020-fc47702b29

See also https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for more information on how to test updates.

Comment 3 Kamil Páral 2020-08-28 12:23:04 UTC
Accepted as a Beta freeze exception:

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2020-08-31 20:08:19 UTC
FEDORA-2020-fc47702b29 has been pushed to the Fedora 33 stable repository.
If problem still persists, please make note of it in this bug report.

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