Bug 563786 - [abrt] crash in gcompris-9.1-1.fc12
[abrt] crash in gcompris-9.1-1.fc12
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gcompris (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Hans de Goede
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-02-11 00:44 EST by Trevor Mettam
Modified: 2011-01-01 10:01 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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File: backtrace (45.98 KB, text/plain)
2010-02-11 00:44 EST, Trevor Mettam
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Description Trevor Mettam 2010-02-11 00:44:21 EST
abrt 1.0.6 detected a crash.

architecture: i686
Attached file: backtrace
cmdline: gcompris
comment: GCompris will hang or crash on a low-end machine when feverishly clicking through menu screens
component: gcompris
executable: /usr/bin/gcompris
package: gcompris-9.1-1.fc12
rating: 4
reason: Process was terminated by signal 11 (Segmentation fault)
release: Fedora release 12 (Constantine)

How to reproduce
1. Start GCompris on a low-end machine
2. Click a sub-category
3.  While the program is in the process of displaying the next screen, click again
4.  GCompris will hang or crash.
Comment 1 Trevor Mettam 2010-02-11 00:44:25 EST
Created attachment 390168 [details]
File: backtrace
Comment 2 Johan Cwiklinski 2010-02-13 12:21:27 EST
Seems that this bug is related to PulseAudio.

GCompris' upstream told me that is a bug that has already been reported for Ubuntu, but I cannot find the relevant links.

I'll reassign the bug to PA.
Comment 3 Lennart Poettering 2010-02-15 08:35:19 EST
Uhh? This is a crash in gdk pixbuf. Unrelated to PA.

I am kinda sure this is some kind of memory corruption in gcompris.
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Comment 5 Trevor Mettam 2010-11-04 01:26:55 EDT
Problem still persists in gcompris-9.3-1.fc13 ... However it's now much harder to reproduce as the menu screens run a lot more efficiently now.
Comment 6 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2010-12-30 13:58:56 EST
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 7 Hans de Goede 2011-01-01 10:01:11 EST

I'm the new maintainer of gcompris and going through all open gcompris bugs. gcompris-0.9.3 suffered from some memory corruption problems. And this bug seems to be one of a number of abrt reported bugs caused by these memory corruption problems. Unfortunately bugs like these are very hard to fix and I don't have the time to track this down.

Upstream has recently released gcompris-0.9.5, which contains some memory corruption fixes which hopefully fixes this.

This is available as an update for all supported Fedora releases (F-13 and F-14). To get this update do:
yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing gcompris

If you still encounter problems with 0.9.5 please file a new bug with a 0.9.5 generated backtrace attached (through abrt).

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