Bug 625357 - *** glibc detected *** /usr/bin/python: malloc(): memory corruption (fast): 0x09073c00 ***
Summary: *** glibc detected *** /usr/bin/python: malloc(): memory corruption (fast): 0...
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pyparted   
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Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: David Cantrell
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-08-19 07:37 UTC by Jasper O'neal Hartline
Modified: 2011-06-28 14:32 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-06-28 14:25:18 UTC
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Script to reproduce memory corruption (631 bytes, text/plain)
2010-08-19 07:38 UTC, Jasper O'neal Hartline
no flags Details
valgrind output of partition.py script (11.83 KB, text/plain)
2010-08-19 07:46 UTC, Jasper O'neal Hartline
no flags Details

Description Jasper O'neal Hartline 2010-08-19 07:37:47 UTC
Description of problem:
*** glibc detected *** /usr/bin/python: malloc(): memory corruption (fast): 0x09073c00 ***

[root@localhost tmp]# ./partition.py 
*** glibc detected *** /usr/bin/python: malloc(): memory corruption (fast): 0x09073c00 ***

Reproduce with:

import os
import sys
import parted

device = parted.Device(path="/dev/sdb")
disk = parted.Disk(device=device)

firstpart = disk.getFirstPartition()

start = 63
end = 100

new_geom = parted.Geometry(device=device,

partition = parted.Partition(disk=disk,

constraint = parted.Constraint(exactGeom=new_geom)



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Comment 1 Jasper O'neal Hartline 2010-08-19 07:38:59 UTC
Created attachment 439604 [details]
Script to reproduce memory corruption

Script to reproduce memory curruption

Comment 2 Jasper O'neal Hartline 2010-08-19 07:46:03 UTC
Created attachment 439606 [details]
valgrind output of partition.py script

valgrind output from running partition.py attached already

Comment 3 Jasper O'neal Hartline 2010-08-19 07:51:15 UTC
Looks like an initial invalid read of 4 bytes, and then subsequent uses of regions already freed.

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2011-06-01 11:09:55 UTC
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2011-06-28 14:25:18 UTC
Fedora 13 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2011-06-25. Fedora 13 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
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Comment 6 David Cantrell 2011-06-28 14:32:25 UTC
The bugbot closed this one out, but I'm curious if you are still seeing this on Fedora 15?  If so, could you file the bug at https://fedorahosted.org/pyparted/


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