Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 449987
Gdm crash if a user's home directory resides on an unknown filesystem type
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:21:22 EST
Description of problem:
Gdm crashes if a user has a home directory on a filesystem which is not known to
gio, such as afs.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have one or more user(s) with their home directory on an AFS server.
2. Try to start gdm
Gdm runs ;)
Created attachment 308367 [details]
Fix segfault by assuming a non-local filesystem for unknown filesystems (in doubt, take the safe choice)
Encountered same problem here, debugged, and generated exaclty the same patch. Please apply the patch so that other people don't have to waste time on this.
Looks like this patch has already gone upstream.
Avi, would you like us to do an F9 update with this fix included?
Yes please. While I got my laptop sorted out, I'd like to change more machines. Not to mention that this might happen to other unsuspecting users.
gdm-2.22.0-10.fc9 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 9.
gdm-2.22.0-10.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update gdm'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F9/FEDORA-2008-8449
gdm-2.22.0-10.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.