Bug 458373 - Motif application gets BadAlloc error.
Summary: Motif application gets BadAlloc error.
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-server
Version: 10
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-08-07 20:28 UTC by Valdis Kletnieks
Modified: 2018-04-11 12:46 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-12-18 06:17:25 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
xorg.conf (2.75 KB, text/plain)
2008-09-09 19:32 UTC, Valdis Kletnieks
no flags Details
Xorg.0.log (85.15 KB, text/plain)
2008-09-09 19:33 UTC, Valdis Kletnieks
no flags Details
tcpdump of the failure (330 bytes, text/plain)
2008-09-09 20:38 UTC, Valdis Kletnieks
no flags Details

Description Valdis Kletnieks 2008-08-07 20:28:39 UTC
Description of problem:
A Motif application running on a Solaris box and tunneled back to laptop via ssh
throws this error message and dies:

X Error of failed request:  BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)
  Major opcode of failed request:  149 (XKEYBOARD)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  16 (XkbSetNamedIndicator)
  Serial number of failed request:  4281
  Current serial number in output stream:  4294

when it puts up a dialog box - the first keystroke into the input area kills it.

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Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-09-09 19:18:54 UTC
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.

Thanks in advance.

Comment 2 Valdis Kletnieks 2008-09-09 19:32:38 UTC
Created attachment 316246 [details]

Comment 3 Valdis Kletnieks 2008-09-09 19:33:23 UTC
Created attachment 316247 [details]

Comment 4 Valdis Kletnieks 2008-09-09 20:36:17 UTC
OK, am jumping through the hoops, even though I'm failing to see what the X11 autodetect of display/video has to do with a Motif issue on a remote system ;)

What would be *useful* is an actual protocol trace... I've attached a tcpdump of the 3 packets right around the failure (the local machine sending the keypress event, the remote Motif application sending a packet back, and then the local machine reporting the BadAlloc.

If that doesn't suffice, I can produce a tcpdump of the entire conversation, but that would be (a) larger and (b) I'd have to double-check for data sanitization in the datastream...

Comment 5 Valdis Kletnieks 2008-09-09 20:38:51 UTC
Created attachment 316253 [details]
tcpdump of the failure

tcpdump format of the 3 packets right around the failure.  It appears that one of the parameters to opcode 150 is giving the recent Xorg server indigestion, causing the BadAlloc (though it's also possible that the Motif application is passing a bad value that pre-1.5.0 Xorg's never bothered sanity-checking)...

Comment 6 Michael Sullivan 2008-09-21 20:59:32 UTC
I got similar symptoms recently after upgrading my Fedora 9 system with
xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.5.0-1.fc9.i386. A locally built emacs running on
Solaris 10 x86 with X tunneled through ssh to be displayed on the Fedora
system's display would exit upon the first key stroke with the message:

X protocol error: BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation) on protocol request 150

Installing Sun's patch 119060-44 "X11 6.6.2_x86: Xsun patch" solved the problem
for me. The equivalent patch is available for SPARC as 119059.

Experimenting with LD_LIBRARY_PATH and copies of libraries from unpatched vs.
patched systems suggest that Sun's /usr/openwin/lib/libX11.so.4 is the file
that contains the fix.

Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 02:42:14 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 8 Greg Morgan 2009-03-31 01:28:06 UTC
Bug 448538 reported a similar error but I wonder if this is really an X error.  I just received 
debug2: channel 1: rcvd adjust 33416
BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)
Vim: Got X error
Vim: Finished.

while using

1.) ssh -vvv -X -i ~/.ssh/gmorgan_rsa gmorgan@myhost

2.) gvim .login*

3.) Touching the gvim window generated the xerror.

4.) The Fedora xterm window is unresponsive.

Earlier in the day I thought this was a font issue and installed some of the traditional X fonts i.e. yum install 'xorg-x11-fonts*'

All packages are completely up to date on f10 x86_64.

The caveat on my report is that I am thinking there is some real strange things going on with this Sun ulra 20 optron workstation.   I had to install an e100 card just so that I could run yum update until completion.  The e100 card bypasses all the forcedeth problems that I was seeming to have.  What would you like me to do next?

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