Bug 496152 - MALLOC_CHECK_=3 breaks multiple workspaces
MALLOC_CHECK_=3 breaks multiple workspaces
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: metacity (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Owen Taylor
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-04-16 16:48 EDT by Jan Kratochvil
Modified: 2009-11-18 02:04 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-11-18 02:04:53 EST
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Description Jan Kratochvil 2009-04-16 16:48:01 EDT
Description of problem:
Wanted to get better problems reproducibility for metacity but found out the memory mangling glibc option MALLOC_CHECK_=3 reproducively disables the option to have multiple workspaces.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(updated F10)

How reproducible:
Always (tried two boots).

Steps to Reproduce:
cat >/usr/local/bin/metacity <<EOH
#! /bin/sh
cd /tmp/metacity.d
ulimit -c unlimited
export MALLOC_CHECK_=3
exec /usr/bin/metacity "$@"
mkdir /tmp/metacity.d
Try to set multiple workspaces by wnck-applet.

Actual results:
wnck-applet applet still shows a single (or single column) workspace no matter how many `Number of Workspaces' you set.

Expected results:
Normal functionality as without MALLOC_CHECK_=3.

Additional info:
There will be some uninitialized memory assmed to be zero or so.
Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2009-11-17 19:53:02 EST
Can't reproduce on i386, might be x86_64 specific
Comment 2 Jan Kratochvil 2009-11-18 02:04:53 EST
Not reproducible with metacity-2.24.0-2.fc10.x86_64.

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