Bug 187863 - KWrite crashes when any window is closed if "new window" feature has been used
KWrite crashes when any window is closed if "new window" feature has been used
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2006-04-03 22:54 EDT by Steve Castellotti
Modified: 2008-05-18 09:38 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: kdebase-4.0.3-9.fc9.i386
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Last Closed: 2008-05-18 09:38:45 EDT
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GDB Backtrace of application after crash (4.31 KB, text/plain)
2006-04-03 22:54 EDT, Steve Castellotti
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Description Steve Castellotti 2006-04-03 22:54:08 EDT
Description of problem:

kwrite (part of kate) segfaults (sigsegv - signal 11) whenever a New Window has
been opened, and any window spawned by that process is later closed.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
KWrite 4.5.1 (Using KDE 3.5.1-2.3 Red Hat)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. execute "kwrite" at the command line

2. open a new window, this a duplicate view of the current document (may be
necessary to first assign a keyboard shortcut to this option under the
"Settings->Configure Shortcuts" menu

3. close either window

4. application crashes
Actual results:
application crashes

Expected results:
window selected to be closed closes

Additional info:
if kwrite is run, and multiple documents are opened useing the "open" command
form the file menu, they will spawn in new windows. If a duplicate view (new
window) of any of these documents is created, and then any other window opened
by the same process is closed (even windows which themselves did not have a
duplicate view) - all windows crashed.

if a seperate "session" of kwrite was started from the command line, it is not
affected by this crash
Comment 1 Steve Castellotti 2006-04-03 22:54:08 EDT
Created attachment 127268 [details]
GDB Backtrace of application after crash
Comment 2 Steve Castellotti 2008-03-18 12:08:02 EDT
This still happens to me under Fedora 8 - it also happened under 6 and 7, as
well as 5 as originally reported.

I can easily reproduce at any time.

The bug occurs when a duplicate view is opened of the same document - when that
window (or any windows opened under the same kwrite process) is closed, all of
those processed crash at once.

As a developer I use this feature constantly in order to be able to work on two
sections of the same source code file at once, knowing that if I save my changes
in either window all changes in all duplicate views are saved as well - it
doesn't become a race condition.
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 22:32:23 EDT
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
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Comment 4 Steve Castellotti 2008-05-18 09:38:45 EDT
Seems fixed in Fedora 9!

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