[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#498009: Bug#498009: [xfce4-places-plugin] Segfaults at least once per day

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Mon Sep 8 05:11:35 UTC 2008

On dim, 2008-09-07 at 23:16 -0400, Daniel Dickinson wrote:
> On Sat, 06 Sep 2008 17:32:35 +0200
> Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> wrote:
> > On sam, 2008-09-06 at 03:37 -0400, Daniel Dickinson wrote:
> > > I've noticed in reviewing my syslog checking programs mails to me
> > > that xfce4-places-plugin segfaults at least once per day (as
> > > reported in the
> > > syslog).  It doesn't visibly affect anything, but is disturbing
> > > nonetheless.
> > 
> > Could you provide a complete backtrace with debugging symbols? Are you
> > running sid or lenny? Could you check if you're not facing #496125 ?
> I've got the latest libxml so it's not that.  

Ok. You don't do weird stuff with dbus, when that happen?

> How do I get a backtrace
> of a plugin, especially when I don't see the segfault, only see it in
> the syslog.  I know how to run a command and get a backtrace
> automatically with a regular command (someone has a nice
> with-gdb-backtrace-to script for that you can have wrapper script
> which executes that script on the command instead of the command
> directly (since /usr/local is searched before /usr)), but a plugin can't
> be done the same way.

You should be able to attach gdb to a running instance. Maybe you could
run xfce4-panel from a terminal with limits sets to autorize coredumps,
and use that core after the segfault.

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