Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 63955
Large image caused total system crash
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:16 EDT
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Description of problem:
I opend a 500Mb image in the gimp, it caused an immediate reboot
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.OPen large image with the GIMP
2.watch it crash
Actual Results: System crashed and rebooted
Expected Results: open image
I have a KT266a motherboard with 256MB of ram. The image was over 500MB and can
be found at the above URL (photo of earth). I downloaded it to my hard drive and
opened it from there.
I don't actually know if it's a gimp crash or not.
What kernel version were you running at the time of the crash?
Use "uname -a"
Please re-test it after a full upgrade with up2date. Especially make sure that
the kernel is upgraded.
Use "up2date -uf" to force a kernel upgrade along with the rest of the packages.
I updated my kernel to 2.4.18-0.22, and updated most other packages.
I open up the image in gimp. gimp opened most of it up before it brought my
system to a halt, not crash, just very slow due to lack of ram, as I expected it to.
BUT- you guys tell me if this is ok, I couldn't get to another terminal. I kept
hitting ctrl-alt-F2, nothing happened, I left and came back an hour later. I was
in a terminal window but the screen was filled up with gibberish ascii letters,
I figured out that I was at the login prompt and logged in as root blindly, the
told it to reboot.
after rebooting I couldn't login as a user, I even created a new user to login
as. I would enter username and password then it would bring me right back to the
ROOT was the only one that could login, I did lock up tty1 by doing s "su
username" to then statx
some one suggested I run fsck on my /home partition. I ran fsck.ext3 -f
/dev/da2. no problems, then I ran fsck.ext3 -pf /dev/hda2 to be sure.
I rebooted and all is fine. I don't know what happened.
as for this bug I think it's probably closed....