Bug 188305 - X server crashes in FontFileCompleteXLFD
X server crashes in FontFileCompleteXLFD
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 189461
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-server (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
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Reported: 2006-04-07 15:06 EDT by Jonathan Abbey
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-05-23 11:16:34 EDT
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X Crash traceback, the first (51.21 KB, text/plain)
2006-04-07 15:08 EDT, Jonathan Abbey
no flags Details
Another X crash, slightly different in the traceback (70.88 KB, text/plain)
2006-04-07 15:09 EDT, Jonathan Abbey
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Description Jonathan Abbey 2006-04-07 15:06:07 EDT
Description of problem:

The X server in Fedora Core 5 (xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.0.1-9) crashes
periodically, with a traceback seeming to originate in FontFileCompleteXLFD.

I've captured two tracebacks for the crash, which I will include below.

I'm not seeing anything consistent which seems to cause the X server to crash..
I've observed it while working with OpenOffice and while working with Firefox. 
The most recent crash occurred while I was switching between Metacity workspaces.

Again, I don't know that there's any connection.  The crash has happened for me
a half-dozen times at this point, but I've not seen any consistency in when it

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Unclear.  Just use X.

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

Server goes black, all X tasks die, and init restarts X and brings up the Fedora
login screen again.

Expected results:

Additional info:

I've been running on the Xen0 kernel recently, but I can't swear that I haven't
seen this on the standard kernel.
Comment 1 Jonathan Abbey 2006-04-07 15:08:01 EDT
Created attachment 127476 [details]
X Crash traceback, the first

This is a crash I had in X yesterday, from start to finish of the X session.
Comment 2 Jonathan Abbey 2006-04-07 15:09:45 EDT
Created attachment 127477 [details]
Another X crash, slightly different in the traceback

Today's X crash, including everything from the start to finish of the short,
happy life of the Xorg server on my box.
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2006-05-23 08:07:01 EDT
The first crash is from a SIGSEGV, which appears to be in the fb layer MMX
code.  The second crash is a SIGILL, (illegal instruction), which seems like
an unrelated issue.

Please try to reproduce this without Xen, to determine if it is an issue
being caused by running under Xen.
Comment 4 Jonathan Abbey 2006-05-23 10:09:28 EDT
I ran on a non-Xen kernel for a couple of weeks without seeing any X crashes,
then ran a bunch of yum updates, and have for the last three days been running
on Xen again without yet seeing an X crash.

I don't know how I'd try to reproduce this, unfortunately.
Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2006-05-23 11:16:34 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 189461 ***

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