Bug 6709 - RP3 crashes with failed assertion
Summary: RP3 crashes with failed assertion
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rp3
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-11-04 05:10 UTC by randolph
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-04-28 08:47:27 UTC

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Description randolph 1999-11-04 05:10:49 UTC
After it's been left up for a long time (8+ hours) and
disconnected, rp3 crashes with a failed assertion--it has
done so twice.  Here's the gdb "where" output:

#0  0x4044f4e1 in __kill () from /lib/libc.so.6
#1  0x4044f156 in raise (sig=6) at
#2  0x40450868 in abort () at ../sysdeps/generic/abort.c:88
#3  0x404493ce in __assert_fail (assertion=0x805526d
    file=0x8054ff9 "interface.c", line=486,
    function=0x8055255 "interface_txrx_update") at
#4  0x80514c0 in interface_txrx_update (i=0x809bdc8) at
#5  0x804d8be in display_txrx_update (data=0x8098438) at
#6  0x4041ca04 in g_timeout_dispatch () from
#7  0x4041bbe6 in g_main_dispatch () from
#8  0x4041c1a1 in g_main_iterate () from
#9  0x4041c341 in g_main_run () from
#10 0x40233209 in gtk_main () from /usr/lib/libgtk-1.2.so.0
#11 0x4001f2a5 in applet_widget_gtk_main () from
#12 0x804d4d2 in applet_main (argc=3, argv=0xbffff894) at
#13 0x804d826 in main (argc=3, argv=0xbffff894) at rp3.c:167

Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-11-04 20:10:59 UTC
Thank you for finding this!  It's code rot -- a function originally
written to be called syncronously is being called async and thus the
assertion can be wrong.  I've fixed it for the next release of rp3;
when I make that release, I'll close this bug report.

Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-11-19 21:10:59 UTC
While I haven't made an official errata release yet as I'm waiting on some
feedback, rp3-1.0.2-1 is available in the meantime at
and should fix this problem for good.

Comment 3 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-02-05 22:17:59 UTC
This bug has been untouched for over two months.  I can only assume Micheal's
suggestion solved the problem.

Comment 4 randolph 2000-02-06 05:01:59 UTC
The base problem is fixed.  *However* rp3-1.0.2-1 no longer asks for
confirmation when I go to start or stop a connection, so apparently a new bug
has been introduced. :(

Comment 5 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-02-07 12:50:59 UTC
There was some hard-to-reproduce configuration file handling problem with
versions of rp3 up to and including 1.0.6, which I hopefully squashed
before checking 1.0.7 into CVS.  If you can, please try the version from
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/rawhide/i386/RedHat/RPMS/ and let me know if,
after selecting "Properties..." and checking the confirmation boxes on,
you continue to see this problem.

Comment 6 randolph 2000-02-24 08:39:59 UTC
The configuration file problems are fixed.  However...now when I try to
disconnect, it disconnects and immediately reconnects.  I'm back using
"usernetctl".  Help!

Comment 7 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-02-29 14:31:59 UTC
Have you applied the ppp errata fix from "http://www.redhat.com/errata/"?  The
double-dial problem is a known bug in the version of the ppp package shipped
the 6.1 release of Red Hat Linux.

Comment 8 randolph 2000-04-28 08:47:59 UTC
With the upgrade to Red Hat 6.2, this bug appears to be gone.  Go ahead and
close it out!

Comment 9 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-07-13 18:25:41 UTC
What he said....

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