Bug 523703 - segfaults when trying to record
Summary: segfaults when trying to record
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: recordmydesktop
Version: 12
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Sindre Pedersen Bjørdal
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-16 13:50 UTC by Joel Andres Granados
Modified: 2010-01-24 18:33 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-01-24 18:33:22 UTC

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strace of the failure (25.48 KB, text/plain)
2009-09-16 13:50 UTC, Joel Andres Granados
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Description Joel Andres Granados 2009-09-16 13:50:01 UTC
Description of problem:

[joel@dhcp-lab-139 ~]$ recordmydesktop --no-sound --dummy-cursor black -o test
Initial recording window is set to:
X:0   Y:0    Width:1680    Height:1050
Adjusted recording window is set to:
X:0   Y:4    Width:1680    Height:1040
Your window manager appears to be awesome

Segmentation fault

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[joel@dhcp-lab-139 ~]$ rpm -qa recordmydesktop

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.execute `recordmydesktop --no-sound --dummy-cursor black -o test`
2.Watch it fail.
Actual results:

Expected results:
start recording.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Joel Andres Granados 2009-09-16 13:50:41 UTC
Created attachment 361282 [details]
strace of the failure

Comment 2 William Witt 2009-11-07 02:04:21 UTC
I see the same bug, but only when metacity is my wm.  With compiz it doens't crash, but it only takes a frame every 3 seconds.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 12:29:21 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

More information and reason for this action is here:

Comment 4 Jason M. Nielsen 2010-01-09 00:20:48 UTC
I also still see this same issue. At time of this posting my Fedora 12 x86_64 desktop was fully updated running compiz. This performance happens regardless of entire desktop, windowid or area selection. 


Comment 5 Till Maas 2010-01-15 10:32:13 UTC
I cannot reproduce this with metacity on F12 x86_64. Can you please provide a backtrace and report it upstream?

1) debuginfo-install recordmydesktop
2) gdb recordmydesktop
3) run --no-sound --dummy-cursor black -o test
4) enter: bt

Comment 6 Jason M. Nielsen 2010-01-24 18:08:58 UTC
Just wanted to note that with the latest in Fedora 12 x86_64 the performance issues have ceased for the video side of things and I have not seen any segfaults in months. I am seeing issues with recordings when you attempt to record sound which Ive submitted as a different issue. Hopefully thats not the incorrect path to take.


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