Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 204943
gnome_segv should not spawn bug-buddy when bug-buddy crashes
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:41 EST
Description of problem:
The gnome_segv program should check that the aborted application was not
bug-buddy before spawning bug-buddy. If bug-buddy aborts on start-up, GNOME
starts to repeatedly spawn new bug-buddy instances until you run out of memory.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
If you can coax bug-buddy into aborting on startup, always.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. $ export G_DEBUG=fatal_warnings
2. $ bug-buddy --package=gnome-terminal (any package name will do)
At least with the version I'm running (2.15.92), bug-buddy will produce some
spurious warning about not being able to load an icon.
The warning will cause bug-buddy to abort (due to the G_DEBUG setting), which
will spawn bug-buddy, which will produce the same warning, which will cause
bug-buddy to abort, which will spawn bug-buddy... and so on.
The gnome_segv program should give up if bug-buddy itself crashes.
Already filed this upstream, along with a patch:
nice. Wil you put that patch in rawhide, Matt ?
Done. Fixed in libgnomeui-2.15.91-2.fc6.