Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 78698
Xchat crashed when I closed a channel.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
Xchat had been running for a few weeks or so connected to one irc server and
about 5 channels on that server. I opened up about 3 more channels on that
server, connected to another server and opened up about 5 channels on that one.
I asked some questions on most of the channels. Then when I went to close one
of the channels, Xchat crashed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
A one shot problem causing a crash of an application after several
weeks of usage like this, is not something debuggable.
In order to troubleshoot any type of problem like this, it _has_ to
be reproduceable easily, and in within a timeframe that a developer
can debug it. Running xchat in gdb for 3 weeks and hoping it crashes
is not very helpful unfortunately.
If you can reproduce this problem again faithfully, and provide
step by step instructions on how to do so within a short order of
time, then please provide the details and reopen the bug report.
The same thing actually just happened again. This time I was only connected to
one server, and exactly 6 channels. I had asked a few questions on some of the
channels. I had idled for around 10 minutes or so while I was using my web
browser. I went back to Xchat and closed one of the tabs and it crashed. I'm
beginning to wonder if someone is doing this to me.
Once again Xchat crashed when I closed a channel window. It had been open for
about a week or so. I can't really reproduce it in a short period of time like
you ask I guess, but it does seem like sooner or later it will happen.