Bug 444079 - Fix gnome-settings-daemon and gnome-display-properties crashes on Xgl (and possibly elsewhere)
Fix gnome-settings-daemon and gnome-display-properties crashes on Xgl (and po...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-desktop (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Søren Sandmann Pedersen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 444090 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2008-04-24 17:22 EDT by James Westby
Modified: 2014-06-18 05:10 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 12:26:53 EDT
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Add the NULL pointer check. (1.28 KB, patch)
2008-04-24 17:22 EDT, James Westby
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A better NULL checking patch (1.48 KB, patch)
2008-04-25 05:54 EDT, James Westby
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Description James Westby 2008-04-24 17:22:51 EDT
Please see 

This bug is particularly apparent on Xgl, but looking at the code
could be seen anywhere, as screen_info_new may return NULL.

The attached patch adds the necessary NULL pointer check for this case.

Note that it also comments out two debugging statements, that
is obviously not required for the fix.


Comment 1 James Westby 2008-04-24 17:22:51 EDT
Created attachment 303693 [details]
Add the NULL pointer check.
Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2008-04-24 17:40:28 EDT
Thanks, ssp said he'd look at the collected Ubuntu patches later today.
Comment 3 James Westby 2008-04-25 05:54:50 EDT
Created attachment 303766 [details]
A better NULL checking patch


Here is a better patch for this issue, checking for more NULLs
in this area of the code.


Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 06:07:17 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 5 Adam Jackson 2008-07-31 14:44:21 EDT
*** Bug 444090 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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