Bug 971464 - thunderbird continually crashes (bad since today 2013-06-06, with latest updates) like a parrot pining for the fjords
thunderbird continually crashes (bad since today 2013-06-06, with latest upda...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gtk2 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: Regression
: 981965 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2013-06-06 11:15 EDT by David Tonhofer
Modified: 2014-02-05 16:42 EST (History)
7 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2014-02-05 16:42:27 EST
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File: backtrace (140.50 KB, text/plain)
2013-07-28 16:44 EDT, Vladyka Zubov
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Description David Tonhofer 2013-06-06 11:15:16 EDT
Description of problem:

Thunderbird suddenly takes a liking to crashes


   Edit mail. 
   Try to attach a PDF


   Try to add crash viewer Thunderbird add-on from file

If started from console, I see:

GLib-GIO-Message: Using the 'memory' GSettings backend.  Your settings will not be saved or shared with other applications.

(thunderbird:2180): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid unclassed pointer in cast to `GdkWindow'

(thunderbird:2180): Gdk-CRITICAL **: IA__gdk_window_get_toplevel: assertion `GDK_IS_WINDOW (window)' failed

It's good that there are assertions. :-)
It's bad that they fail :-(

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

   As of today, always.

Steps to Reproduce:

   Try to add crash viewer Thunderbird add-on from file
Comment 1 David Tonhofer 2013-06-06 11:26:17 EDT
I'm no longer fresh in gdb fiddling...

But here is some info

thunderbird:2476): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid uninstantiatable type `(null)' in cast to `GdkWindow'

(thunderbird:2476): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid uninstantiatable type `(null)' in cast to `GdkWindow'

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x000000396b03da60 in gdk_window_add_update_window () from /lib64/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0
(gdb) bt
#0  0x000000396b03da60 in gdk_window_add_update_window () from /lib64/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0
#1  0x000000396b0423b1 in gdk_window_process_all_updates () from /lib64/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0
#2  0x000000396b042499 in gdk_window_update_idle () from /lib64/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0
#3  0x000000396b01ebb7 in gdk_threads_dispatch () from /lib64/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0
#4  0x0000003e20847a55 in g_main_dispatch (context=0x7fac3711f9d0) at gmain.c:2715
#5  g_main_context_dispatch (context=context@entry=0x7fac3711f9d0) at gmain.c:3219
#6  0x0000003e20847d88 in g_main_context_iterate (context=context@entry=0x7fac3711f9d0, block=block@entry=0, dispatch=dispatch@entry=1,
    self=<optimized out>) at gmain.c:3290
#7  0x0000003e20847e44 in g_main_context_iteration (context=0x7fac3711f9d0, may_block=0) at gmain.c:3351
#8  0x00007fac351bdfb8 in nsAppShell::ProcessNextNativeEvent(bool) () from /usr/lib64/thunderbird/libxul.so
#9  0x00007fac351d3fa1 in nsBaseAppShell::DoProcessNextNativeEvent(bool, unsigned int) () from /usr/lib64/thunderbird/libxul.so
#10 0x00007fac351d4068 in nsBaseAppShell::OnProcessNextEvent(nsIThreadInternal*, bool, unsigned int) () from /usr/lib64/thunderbird/libxul.so
#11 0x00007fac355551b3 in nsThread::ProcessNextEvent(bool, bool*) () from /usr/lib64/thunderbird/libxul.so
#12 0x00007fac3552b251 in NS_ProcessNextEvent_P(nsIThread*, bool) () from /usr/lib64/thunderbird/libxul.so
#13 0x00007fac354738be in mozilla::ipc::MessagePump::Run(base::MessagePump::Delegate*) () from /usr/lib64/thunderbird/libxul.so
#14 0x00007fac35573bdd in MessageLoop::Run() () from /usr/lib64/thunderbird/libxul.so
#15 0x00007fac351d3989 in nsBaseAppShell::Run() () from /usr/lib64/thunderbird/libxul.so
#16 0x00007fac350b1b8d in nsAppStartup::Run() () from /usr/lib64/thunderbird/libxul.so
#17 0x00007fac348db7e2 in XREMain::XRE_mainRun() () from /usr/lib64/thunderbird/libxul.so
#18 0x00007fac348db9d4 in XREMain::XRE_main(int, char**, nsXREAppData const*) () from /usr/lib64/thunderbird/libxul.so
#19 0x00007fac348dbc10 in XRE_main () from /usr/lib64/thunderbird/libxul.so
#20 0x00000000004022f4 in main ()
Comment 2 Jan Horak 2013-06-07 04:19:03 EDT
Thanks for bugreport. Do you actually get crash when in file open dialog? Please look to Help/Troubleshooting information/about:crashes and send us links to latest crashes. Thanks.
Comment 3 David Tonhofer 2013-06-07 04:36:44 EDT

I find this in about:crashes, all submitted yesterday:



I actually got the crash immediately confirming the attachment in the open file dialog.

Just retested, doesn't re-occur at this moment. This is a laptop, so the machine was rebooted in the meantime :-(

I know that I rebooted it after yum update though, so it's not some inconsistent library load.
Comment 4 Jan Horak 2013-06-07 04:50:02 EDT
Hm, this might be regression introduced by gtk2-2.24.18-1.fc18.  If you are able to reproduce it again, try then with downgraded gtk2 package.
Comment 5 David Tonhofer 2013-06-17 05:08:14 EDT
Another one today; haven't tried with downgraded packages yet.


This occurs if I have a mail ready-to-be-sent, with e-mail recipient filled in and I want to add a PDF. Select PDF in the file selection dialog. Click OPEN. Crash. This is actually reproducible.
Comment 6 BeGe 2013-07-04 11:21:38 EDT
I had the same crash problem when attaching a file to TB (Fedora 18, TB 17.0.7 and GTK2-2.24.19-1). I downgraded to  GTK2-2.24.16-1 and it works fine now for one day with several attach.
Thanks Jan, the workaround is fine.
Comment 7 Jan Horak 2013-07-08 03:00:27 EDT
Lets switch to gtk2 component.
Comment 8 Jan Horak 2013-07-08 03:19:36 EDT
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=981965 might be also related.
Comment 9 Jan Horak 2013-07-08 05:18:43 EDT
*** Bug 981965 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 David Tonhofer 2013-07-16 07:39:21 EDT

# yum downgrade gtk2

Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package gtk2.i686 0:2.24.13-1.fc18 will be a downgrade
---> Package gtk2.x86_64 0:2.24.13-1.fc18 will be a downgrade
---> Package gtk2.i686 0:2.24.19-1.fc18 will be erased
---> Package gtk2.x86_64 0:2.24.19-1.fc18 will be erased
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

 gtk2                    i686                      2.24.13-1.fc18
 gtk2                    x86_64                    2.24.13-1.fc18

Is this ok [y/N]: y


Yes, Thunderbird does not crash now.
Comment 11 David V 2013-07-25 14:05:59 EDT
Any fix if I can't downgrade gtk2?  I get the following dependency problems.  I can remove the immodule fine, but if I try to remove the adwaita-gtk2-theme, yum wants to remove gnome-shell, nautilus, and other important packages...

--> Running transaction check
---> Package gtk2.i686 0:2.24.13-1.fc18 will be a downgrade
---> Package gtk2.x86_64 0:2.24.13-1.fc18 will be a downgrade
---> Package gtk2.i686 0:2.24.19-1.fc18 will be erased
---> Package gtk2.x86_64 0:2.24.19-1.fc18 will be erased
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Package: gtk2-immodule-xim-2.24.19-1.fc18.x86_64 (@updates)
           Requires: gtk2 = 2.24.19-1.fc18
           Removing: gtk2-2.24.19-1.fc18.i686 (@updates)
               gtk2 = 2.24.19-1.fc18
           Downgraded By: gtk2-2.24.13-1.fc18.i686 (fedora)
               gtk2 = 2.24.13-1.fc18
Error: Package: adwaita-gtk2-theme-3.6.5-1.fc18.x86_64 (@updates)
           Requires: gtk2(x86-64) >= 2.24.15
           Removing: gtk2-2.24.19-1.fc18.x86_64 (@updates)
               gtk2(x86-64) = 2.24.19-1.fc18
           Downgraded By: gtk2-2.24.13-1.fc18.x86_64 (fedora)
               gtk2(x86-64) = 2.24.13-1.fc18
 You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
 You could try running: rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
Comment 12 David Tonhofer 2013-07-25 18:13:30 EDT
Can you downgrade all those packages in a single command?
Comment 13 David V 2013-07-25 18:30:03 EDT
No, I tried that too but then other dependencies showed up.  Instead I deleted the adwaita-gtk2-theme without dependencies by using

rpm -e --nodeps adwaita-gtk2-theme

and I was able to downgrade gtk2 and Thunderbird no longer crashes.
Comment 14 Matthias Clasen 2013-07-25 19:12:35 EDT
Can't reproduce the crash here, with gtk2 2.24.20 in f19
Comment 15 Vladyka Zubov 2013-07-28 16:44:40 EDT
I attached attachment
then crash

reporter:       libreport-2.1.5
backtrace_rating: 4
cmdline:        /usr/lib64/seamonkey/seamonkey
crash_function: nsProfileLock::FatalSignalHandler
executable:     /usr/lib64/seamonkey/seamonkey
kernel:         3.9.10-200.fc18.x86_64
package:        seamonkey-2.19-1.fc18
reason:         Process /usr/lib64/seamonkey/seamonkey was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
runlevel:       N 5
uid:            1000
Comment 16 Vladyka Zubov 2013-07-28 16:44:47 EDT
Created attachment 779447 [details]
File: backtrace
Comment 17 David Tonhofer 2013-08-13 03:22:19 EDT
Quite likely the same:

Comment 18 David Tonhofer 2013-08-13 03:44:55 EDT
Now running


since July 1, apparently

and still


but I down a "yum update" today, and I currently cannot reproduce the crash. Hmmm.

According to the /var/log/yum.log (the rpm database sadly is historyless), today the following got updated (gtk2 got updated because I downgraded it):

Aug 13 09:28:36 Updated: 1:libreoffice-ure-
Aug 13 09:28:37 Updated: 1:qt-4.8.5-6.fc18.1.x86_64
Aug 13 09:28:39 Updated: 1:qt-x11-4.8.5-6.fc18.1.x86_64
Aug 13 09:28:40 Updated: hunspell-1.3.2-13.fc18.x86_64
Aug 13 09:28:41 Updated: gtk2-2.24.19-1.fc18.x86_64 
Aug 13 09:28:41 Updated: 1:libreoffice-gdb-debug-support-
Aug 13 09:28:42 Updated: 1:libreoffice-opensymbol-fonts-
Aug 13 09:28:44 Updated: 1:libreoffice-writer-
Aug 13 09:29:00 Updated: 1:libreoffice-core-
Aug 13 09:29:02 Updated: 1:libreoffice-presenter-screen-
Aug 13 09:29:02 Updated: 1:libreoffice-impress-
Aug 13 09:31:35 Updated: 1:libreoffice-debuginfo-
Aug 13 09:31:37 Updated: 1:libreoffice-calc-
Aug 13 09:31:39 Updated: 1:libreoffice-langpack-fr-
Aug 13 09:31:39 Updated: 1:libreoffice-langpack-en-
Aug 13 09:31:40 Updated: 1:qt-qdbusviewer-4.8.5-6.fc18.1.x86_64
Aug 13 09:31:46 Updated: 1:qt-devel-4.8.5-6.fc18.1.x86_64
Aug 13 09:31:46 Updated: 1:qt-mysql-4.8.5-6.fc18.1.x86_64
Aug 13 09:32:40 Updated: 1:qt-debuginfo-4.8.5-6.fc18.1.x86_64
Aug 13 09:32:41 Updated: kernel-headers-3.10.4-100.fc18.x86_64
Aug 13 09:32:41 Updated: lftp-4.4.8-1.fc18.x86_64
Aug 13 09:32:42 Updated: telepathy-glib-0.20.4-1.fc18.x86_64
Aug 13 09:32:43 Updated: soprano-debuginfo-2.9.3-1.fc18.x86_64
Aug 13 09:32:43 Updated: 1:make-3.82-15.fc18.x86_64
Aug 13 09:32:52 Installed: kernel-3.10.4-100.fc18.x86_64
Aug 13 09:32:53 Installed: kernel-modules-extra-3.10.4-100.fc18.x86_64
Aug 13 09:32:54 Updated: gtk2-2.24.19-1.fc18.i686
Comment 19 David Tonhofer 2013-08-16 10:47:04 EDT
In a possibly related thing, *firefox* 17.0.1 crashes consistently on posting of attachments to a JIRA application. Downgraded to gtk2-2.24.19-1. Then it works.
Comment 20 David Tonhofer 2013-08-22 12:18:54 EDT
Still crashes. Back to gtk2-2.24.13-1.fc18.
Comment 21 David Tonhofer 2013-11-05 05:56:50 EST
Still crashes with the latest thunderbird



Comment 22 BeGe 2013-11-05 06:09:57 EST
If it can help. It works fine for me with:
but i am in FC19.
Comment 23 David Tonhofer 2013-11-05 06:35:05 EST
Thanks. I wanted to give make a concerted effort to upgrade soon, so we will see,
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