Bug 229580 - hald gets "general protection"
hald gets "general protection"
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: hal (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
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Reported: 2007-02-21 16:31 EST by Michal Jaegermann
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:49 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-03-06 17:10:54 EST
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Description Michal Jaegermann 2007-02-21 16:31:13 EST
Description of problem:

This is what started to show up in logs recently:

hald[2595] general protection rip:37d0a75060 rsp:7fff178c5f28 error:0

Unfortunately no core file I can find.  If you login after that
then a deskop is quite unhappy and various alerts that things do
not work show up. 'hald' indeed is dead.

I got three of these recently.  They are preceded directly with messages
(the same datestamp) like those:
gconfd (root-12296): Resolved address
"xml:readonly:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults" to a read-only configuration source
at position 2
gconfd (root-12296): Exiting
kernel: hald[2595] general protection ....

AFAICT in all cases this really meant a logout from a gnome-session.
Two times it was after a bunch up updates was applied but other time
I do not see anything special.  OTOH this does not happen after
every logout. "rip:37d0a75060 rsp:7ffffa1e1848 error:0" is the same
on every occasion.

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How reproducible:
See above.
Comment 1 David Zeuthen 2007-02-21 16:43:30 EST
yeah, there's an annoying segfault somewhere (seen it on x86 too) and I guess
the x86_64 kernel just logs such things (the ia64 kernel prints even more crap).
I'll try to hunt this down for the next git snapshot (which is in a couple of
Comment 2 Deji Akingunola 2007-02-24 01:42:13 EST
Can it be consolekit related? I've been experiencing similar issue when
switching user using F-U-S-A.
Comment 3 David Zeuthen 2007-03-05 14:58:41 EST
Is this still happening with hal-0.5.9-0.git20070304.fc7? Thanks.
Comment 4 Michal Jaegermann 2007-03-05 15:50:51 EST
> Is this still happening with hal-0.5.9-0.git20070304.fc7?
I did not see that so far but I did not have a recipe to recreate
that at will.  I intended to wait a bit ...
Comment 5 Michal Jaegermann 2007-03-06 17:10:54 EST
If previous patterns would be kept then hald should crash by now and
the last one I have seen was immediately after an update (which will
be still the previous version running).

I guess that I will close that at this moment and if something
bad will happen then will reopen.

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