Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 62861
imlib 1.0.13 has incorrect waitpid
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
imlib 1.0.13 leaks file descriptors which causes major problems for people using
pixmap themes. mmarker released 1.0.14 to fix this.
In order to make the whole RHL7.2 -> RHL7.2 w/Ximian GNOME -> Hampton upgrade
process work correctly, it would be very convinent if you could skip a release
between the errata and the Hampton version so we (Ximian) can ship a version
that sorts in between RHL7.2 and Hampton.
correction, imlib has an incorrect waitpid call that causes it to lock if
something goes wrong. Still a bad bug.
Tossing bug to Owen
a) I assume you mean 1.9.13?
b) Can I just forget you said anything about "leak file descriptors"?
c) Is there anything in Ximian GNOME that is affected by the 1.9.13
bug? To my knowledge, it principally affects Enlightenment, and
might possibly cause problems if there was a sawfish theme that
referenced bad image files.
d) I'm going to do an update of the errata.
e) I don't see any real difference between this and any other situation
where Ximian might release a newer version than what we end
up shipping in 7.3.
OK, I see the file descriptor leak now. Working on this some more,
I'm going to do a patch 1.9.13 rather than a 1.9.14, since getting
the same 1.9.14 package to build on 6.2 and 7.x turns out to be
major hassle (has recent libtool dependencies)
a) yes. It was a typo on my part
b) I'm getting differing answers on the FD issue. I'm going to ask mmarker for
a definitive answer, but it does appear that there is a FD leak in imlib.
c) For pixmaps themes on applications with progress bars/thermometers, the
leaking FD issue is a bug problem. This is an issue for both Ximain and RH
GNOME apps. Ximian has already shipped an update for this, so XG isn't affected
by this bug.
e) No, isn't a specific difference. Just ignore this part of the bug. It
isn'trelevant. Other bugs have made it clear that handling the upgrade path
isn't an issue, as it is unsupported, and there is no interest in helping make
it easierfor the users who do take this path.
I filed this bug as a beta tester first, second as a Ximain employee. I want
tosee Red Hat have the best distro available, and try to keep my beta tester and
Ximian hats seperate. I shouldn't have mentioned Ximian in the bug, as it just
confused the issue.
Fixed in imlib-1.9.13-3.7.x