Bug 492014 - Pidgin freeze and crash
Pidgin freeze and crash
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pidgin (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
low Severity high
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Assigned To: Warren Togami
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 499379
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Reported: 2009-03-24 19:24 EDT by Aníbal Deboni Neto
Modified: 2009-12-18 04:06 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 04:06:20 EST
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gnome crash report (702.02 KB, text/plain)
2009-03-24 19:34 EDT, Aníbal Deboni Neto
no flags Details
backtrace of the sigsev (4.81 KB, application/octet-stream)
2009-04-07 15:11 EDT, Eric Doutreleau
no flags Details
pidgin gnome bugreport (2.30 KB, text/plain)
2009-04-22 11:57 EDT, Mauricio Teixeira
no flags Details
pidgin stack trace (6.62 KB, text/plain)
2009-04-22 11:57 EDT, Mauricio Teixeira
no flags Details
Another gdb backtrace (5.40 KB, text/plain)
2009-05-18 07:05 EDT, Mauricio Teixeira
no flags Details

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Description Aníbal Deboni Neto 2009-03-24 19:24:56 EDT
Pidgin 2.5.5-1.fc10 constantly freeze while running and shows the attached crash report.
Comment 1 Aníbal Deboni Neto 2009-03-24 19:34:39 EDT
Created attachment 336572 [details]
gnome crash report
Comment 2 Eric Doutreleau 2009-04-07 15:08:30 EDT
i have the same problems
i put an attachment of the crash
Comment 3 Eric Doutreleau 2009-04-07 15:11:29 EDT
Created attachment 338580 [details]
backtrace of the sigsev
Comment 4 Mauricio Teixeira 2009-04-22 11:57:02 EDT
I have the same problem. I am attaching both the bug report and the stack trace.
Comment 5 Mauricio Teixeira 2009-04-22 11:57:28 EDT
Created attachment 340766 [details]
pidgin gnome bugreport
Comment 6 Mauricio Teixeira 2009-04-22 11:57:48 EDT
Created attachment 340767 [details]
pidgin stack trace
Comment 7 Mauricio Teixeira 2009-04-23 13:22:43 EDT
FWIW, I noticed I did not had this problem on my home desktop, but did have it on work laptop. The difference is that on my home desktop I had checked "Mute sounds" on the sounds tab at the preferences window. Once I checked this option on my work laptop, pidgin stops crashing. I hope it helps.
Comment 8 Mauricio Teixeira 2009-05-18 07:02:06 EDT
Pidgin is now crashing again, even with sound disabled.
Comment 9 Mauricio Teixeira 2009-05-18 07:02:51 EDT
BTW, I removed ~/.purple and started over, and crash persists.
Comment 10 Mauricio Teixeira 2009-05-18 07:05:10 EDT
Created attachment 344417 [details]
Another gdb backtrace
Comment 11 Mauricio Teixeira 2009-05-19 08:22:20 EDT
More info.

Yesterday I have successfully run pidgin from Valgrind -without- any crashes, even though for every single action Valgrind complained about memory leaks.

This morning I tried running pidgin with "-d", and a few minutes after starting it up I got:

(09:18:21) facebook: got new messages: for (;;);{"t":"continue"}
(09:18:21) msn: S: SB 013: MSG fake@email fakeName 532
(09:18:21) GLib: gmem.c:136: failed to allocate 2264989697 bytes

warning: the debug information found in "/usr/lib/debug//lib/libglib-2.0.so.0.1800.4.debug" does not match "/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0" (CRC mismatch).

warning: the debug information found in "/usr/lib/debug/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0.1800.4.debug" does not match "/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0" (CRC mismatch).

dns[5510]: Oops, father has gone, wait for me, wait...!
Comment 12 Mauricio Teixeira 2009-05-21 09:39:49 EDT
I managed to figure out two things that make Pidgin crash.

a) MSN users with unicode characters on display name (ã, é, and such).

b) Facebook plugin.

I hope this helps.
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