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Bug 1066704 - segfault in libmozjs causes gnome-shell to restart
Summary: segfault in libmozjs causes gnome-shell to restart
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mozjs17
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Colin Walters
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-02-18 23:01 UTC by Hin-Tak Leung
Modified: 2015-06-29 15:17 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-06-29 15:17:45 UTC

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Description Hin-Tak Leung 2014-02-18 23:01:46 UTC
Description of problem:

Every so often gnome-shell restarts (and sometimes fails to...) with these in dmesg:

[31712.669391] traps: polkitd[674] general protection ip:7fbfbf197022 sp:7fffdd99a770 error:0 in[7fbfbf058000+3b3000]
[44405.866753] gnome-shell[1865]: segfault at 0 ip 000000314ef31431 sp 00007fffbcb8f4a0 error 4 in[314ee00000+3b3000]

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# rpm -q mozjs17

How reproducible:
A few times per day - up to 40 times per week:

# grep  '' /var/log/messages | wc -l
# grep  '' /var/log/messages-20140209 | wc -l
# grep  '' /var/log/messages-20140203 | wc -l
# grep  '' /var/log/messages-20140126 | wc -l
# grep  '' /var/log/messages-20140217 | wc -l

Steps to Reproduce:
1. normal desktop usage.

Actual results:
gnome-shell restarting itself every so often (sometimes fails to).

Expected results:
No segfaults.

Additional info:
Any way of getting abrt to report this? It doesn't seem to get trapped.

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