Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 450847
Evince crashes in freetype
Last modified: 2009-07-14 11:02:44 EDT
Description of problem:
When keeping evince open all the time and continuously opening pdf documents all
evince instances crash. I'm not sure of the number of document to open but it's
something between 10 and 20. I'm writing a large latex document and after every
compile the make file opens the pdf again which causes evince to reload the pdf.
Freetype turns up at the top of the backtrace so I filled it against freetype.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Created attachment 308919 [details]
Stacktrace from crash
Created attachment 308920 [details]
Stacktrace from crash with cairo debug symbols enabled
* Load evince in gdb and start it
* Open a pdf document in evince
* Run a loop like this to open the pdf a lot of time:
while sleep 2; do evince doc.pdf; done
In less then a minute I got a crash, it not reproduceable with a random document
it can provide the document I just. I can't post it here because it's my master
thesis which isn't finished yet, I can mail to someone to do some tests. That's
I have also gotten this crash many times, with matching stacktrace to yours.
However, I routinely get this with as few as 2 PDF documents open at once
(again, I don't see a reproduceable method of getting it, although it seems to
happen more often with very large PDFs (>300 pages)).
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