Bug#359206: [Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#359206: xfce4-panel: xfce4 panel
crashes due to a free() of an invalid pointer
js at linuxtv.org
Mon Mar 27 22:32:43 UTC 2006
On Mon, Mar 27, 2006, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-03-27 at 11:10 +0200, Nando Santagata wrote:
> > Package: xfce4-panel
> > Version: 4.2.3-1
> > Severity: grave
> > Justification: renders package unusable
> > I'm using sid.
> > I verified this bug after the last upgrade of the libc6 package.
> > xfce4-panel lasts about one hour before crashing with the following
> > error (memory address changes from time to time):
> > *** glibc detected *** free(): invalid pointer: 0x083017a8 ***
> > I tried to remove the plug-ins one by one, just to determine if the it's
> > xfce4-panel itself to crash or one of the plugins, but the remove
> > operation causes xfce4-panel to crash.
> This is a known bug (see #358358 and #358249)
> Could you try running xfce4-panel that way:
> G_SLICE=always-malloc xfce4-panel
> Are you using the xfce4-weather-plugin ? Is so, could you remove it,
> then rerun the panel without the GSLICE option and tell us if it works?
I hit the same bug today, and yes, G_SLICE=always-malloc
works around it, and removing the xfce4-weather-plugin
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