Bug 2684 - gnomepager_applet drops core
gnomepager_applet drops core
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
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Reported: 1999-05-09 11:14 EDT by Chris Evans
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-03 14:18:34 EST
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Description Chris Evans 1999-05-09 11:14:57 EDT

If this bug is more of a GNOME bug than a RH6.0 bug feel
free to forward to the GNOME crew

gnomepager_applet reliably drops core if I exit my GNOME
session with crtl-alt-backspace rather than the logout

The crash seems to be failure to ignore SIGIOT, which is
sent when X dies from under the applet?

Here is a backtrace of the core dump
(gdb) bt
#0  0x40418111 in __kill ()
#1  0x40417d66 in raise (sig=6) at
#2  0x40419447 in abort () at ../sysdeps/generic/abort.c:88
#3  0x4008a671 in g_logv ()
#4  0x4008a722 in g_log ()
#5  0x402e2ae5 in gdk_x_io_error ()
#6  0x4034ba5d in _XIOError ()
#7  0x4034959e in _XRead ()
#8  0x40349f82 in _XReply ()
#9  0x4033563d in XGetInputFocus ()
#10 0x804e9f0 in task_get_info ()#17 0x400882c6 in
g_main_dispatch ()
#11 0x804e646 in cb_task_change ()
#12 0x804e9a9 in cb_filter_intercept ()
#13 0x402ed8ae in gdk_event_apply_filters ()
#14 0x402ed9be in gdk_event_translate ()
#15 0x402ee8b7 in gdk_events_queue ()
#16 0x402eea94 in gdk_event_dispatch ()
#17 0x400882c6 in g_main_dispatch ()
#18 0x40088801 in g_main_iterate ()
#19 0x40088979 in g_main_run ()
#20 0x4024af3a in gtk_main ()
#21 0x4001afa9 in applet_widget_gtk_main ()
#22 0x804fb32 in main ()
Comment 1 Chris Evans 1999-05-09 11:20:59 EDT
Oh, "gnomecc" (the GNOME control centre) appears to do this too. Maybe
it is a fairly generic bug?
Comment 2 Owen Taylor 1999-05-26 10:15:59 EDT
This is a known problem. Essentially the fix is
"don't do that". Ctrl-Alt-Backspace is not a proper
way to exit GNOME. Other than aesthetics, though, these
cores are harmless.
Comment 3 Owen Taylor 2000-02-03 14:18:59 EST
This should be fixed in 6.1. (We now don't drop core when the
connection to the X server is killed unexpectedly)

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