Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 453407
Compiz crashes randomly on EINTR system calls.
Last modified: 2009-07-14 14:09:43 EDT
Description of problem:
Compiz crashes randomly on EINTR system calls. Or so /var/log/messages says.
/var/log/messages:Jun 30 16:07:26 localhost kernel: compiz: segfault at
8ab564 ip 0490ac69 sp bfe51960 error 4 in libglib-2.0.so.0.1600.3[48d1000+e0000]
/var/log/messages-20080630:Jun 28 19:38:30 localhost kernel: compiz:
segfault at 871aa0 ip 00871aa0 sp bfd6dfcc error 4 in libdrm.so.2.3.0[8c4000+a000]
/var/log/messages-20080630:Jun 28 20:10:09 localhost kernel: compiz:
segfault at 871aa0 ip 00871aa0 sp bf80d27c error 4 in libdrm.so.2.3.0[8c4000+a000]
/var/log/messages-20080630:Jun 28 20:31:43 localhost kernel: compiz:
segfault at 8ab564 ip 0490ac69 sp bfb896d0 error 4 in
/var/log/messages-20080630:Jun 28 20:40:14 localhost kernel: compiz:
segfault at 871aa0 ip 00871aa0 sp bffa9a0c error 4 in libdrm.so.2.3.0[8c4000+a000]
/var/log/messages-20080630:Jun 28 21:07:38 localhost kernel: compiz:
segfault at 871aa0 ip 00871aa0 sp bfdbc84c error 4 in libdrm.so.2.3.0[8c4000+a000]
/var/log/messages-20080630:Jun 28 21:22:34 localhost kernel: compiz:
segfault at 871aa0 ip 00871aa0 sp bfdc101c error 4 in libdrm.so.2.3.0[8c4000+a000]
/var/log/messages-20080630:Jun 28 21:37:41 localhost kernel: compiz:
segfault at 871aa0 ip 00871aa0 sp bffd5a3c error 4 in libdrm.so.2.3.0[8c4000+a000]
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Most of the crashes occured when package-kit updates run, but it isn't 100%
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
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It crashed again today during `yum update`. I paid close attention to see when
it crashes: it happened while selinux-policy-targeted was being updated (those
***s take a while).
Do you have sealert running? What type of SELinux enforcement you have? could we
get (as private attachment) your /var/log/audit/audit.log as well, please?
SELinux was running in permissive mode. I'm attaching the log. Beware that some
denials are due to some programs I'm using that are not shipped with Fedora. In
particular, you shouldn't care about the following two types of denials:
"SELinux is preventing ip (ifconfig_t) "read write" to socket (initrc_t)"
"SELinux is preventing the dhclient (dhcpc_t) from binding to port 7912."
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BTW, I couldn't find the option to make the attachment private.
OK, it has apparently nothing to do with SELinux -- you are affected by bug
448060 (for which the fix is in the pipeline), but I don't see anything else.
Woohoo not my bug.
It crashed again today while I was doing an update. I mindlessly clicked on the
shiny default button, and here is what I've got:
Jul 3 21:47:27 localhost kernel: compiz: segfault at 5d97564 ip 03ea5c69
sp bfacbe00 error 4 in libglib-2.0.so.0.1600.3[3e6c000+e0000]
Glib was amongst the packages that got updated. So, it looks like compiz does
not like libraries changing while it's running.
Just a heads-up on this. I didn't experience anymore crashes on 'yum update'
recently, but it seems that recent updates did not touch libraries on which
compiz depends either.
Another crash today, this time not related to any updating. I was starting
fontmatrix when compiz crashed with:
Jul 18 17:37:45 localhost kernel: compiz: segfault at 0 ip 008faf24 sp bfc
946d0 error 4 in libstartup-notification-1.so.0.0.0[8f7000+8000]
I found a reliable way to crash it: "rpm -e dasher".
(In reply to comment #15)
> I found a reliable way to crash it: "rpm -e dasher".
Do you mean that compiz on your computer doesn't work withou dasher?
(In reply to comment #16)
> (In reply to comment #15)
> > I found a reliable way to crash it: "rpm -e dasher".
> Do you mean that compiz on your computer doesn't work withou dasher?
No, it works perfectly fine without it. It just crashed when I *removed* dasher.
From all the semi-random crashes it seems that compiz is somehow too sensitive to stuff getting installed or removed while it is running. I've not seen this happen with other daemons, so I don't know what could the underlying reason...
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