Thunderbird 17.0.7 crashes with SIGSEGV on attachment insert



4 years ago
4 years ago


(Reporter: dyle, Unassigned)


({crash, stackwanted})

17 Branch
crash, stackwanted

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4 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/28.0.1500.89 Safari/537.36

Steps to reproduce:

I create an email and insert attachments. Thunderbird crashes in 1 out of 2 cases.

Actual results:


Run a gdb print with it:

$ gdb thunderbird       
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Reading symbols from /usr/lib64/thunderbird/thunderbird...done.                                                                             
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Starting program: /usr/lib64/thunderbird/thunderbird                                                                                        
warning: no loadable sections found in added symbol-file system-supplied DSO at 0x7ffff7ffa000                                              
warning: Could not load shared library symbols for                                                                         
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(thunderbird:9244): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
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Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x00007fffee742b78 in gdk_window_add_update_window (window=window@entry=0x7fff9a6e5740) at gdkwindow.c:5253
5253    gdkwindow.c: No such file or directory.
(gdb) bt
#0  0x00007fffee742b78 in gdk_window_add_update_window (window=window@entry=0x7fff9a6e5740) at gdkwindow.c:5253
#1  0x00007fffee747722 in IA__gdk_window_process_all_updates () at gdkwindow.c:5700
#2  0x00007fffeefec3e1 in gtk_container_idle_sizer (data=<optimized out>) at gtkcontainer.c:1360
#3  0x00007fffee725a77 in gdk_threads_dispatch (data=0x7fff9b6e3a00) at gdk.c:512
#4  0x00007ffff00f1db5 in g_main_dispatch (context=0x7ffff6b26e00) at gmain.c:2715
#5  g_main_context_dispatch (context=context@entry=0x7ffff6b26e00) at gmain.c:3219
#6  0x00007ffff00f20e8 in g_main_context_iterate (context=context@entry=0x7ffff6b26e00, block=block@entry=0, dispatch=dispatch@entry=1, 
    self=<optimized out>) at gmain.c:3290
#7  0x00007ffff00f21a4 in g_main_context_iteration (context=0x7ffff6b26e00, may_block=0) at gmain.c:3351
#8  0x00007ffff47f6670 in nsAppShell::ProcessNextNativeEvent (this=<optimized out>, mayWait=<optimized out>)
    at /var/tmp/portage/mail-client/thunderbird-17.0.7-r1/work/comm-esr17/mozilla/widget/gtk2/nsAppShell.cpp:131
#9  0x00007ffff480c013 in nsBaseAppShell::DoProcessNextNativeEvent (this=this@entry=0x7fffdf8b30f0, mayWait=mayWait@entry=false, 
    at /var/tmp/portage/mail-client/thunderbird-17.0.7-r1/work/comm-esr17/mozilla/widget/xpwidgets/nsBaseAppShell.cpp:139
#10 0x00007ffff480c0da in nsBaseAppShell::OnProcessNextEvent (this=0x7fffdf8b30f0, thr=0x7ffff6b29ce0, mayWait=false, recursionDepth=0)
    at /var/tmp/portage/mail-client/thunderbird-17.0.7-r1/work/comm-esr17/mozilla/widget/xpwidgets/nsBaseAppShell.cpp:280
#11 0x00007ffff4b7fb31 in nsThread::ProcessNextEvent (this=0x7ffff6b29ce0, mayWait=false, result=0x7fffffffc16f)
    at /var/tmp/portage/mail-client/thunderbird-17.0.7-r1/work/comm-esr17/mozilla/xpcom/threads/nsThread.cpp:586
#12 0x00007ffff4b56a5e in NS_ProcessNextEvent_P (thread=<optimized out>, mayWait=mayWait@entry=false)
    at /var/tmp/portage/mail-client/thunderbird-17.0.7-r1/work/comm-esr17/tbird/mozilla/xpcom/build/nsThreadUtils.cpp:220
#13 0x00007ffff4aa12ec in mozilla::ipc::MessagePump::Run (this=0x7fffe9439480, aDelegate=0x7ffff6b70fc0)
    at /var/tmp/portage/mail-client/thunderbird-17.0.7-r1/work/comm-esr17/mozilla/ipc/glue/MessagePump.cpp:82
#14 0x00007ffff4b9baed in RunHandler (this=0x7ffff6b70fc0)
    at /var/tmp/portage/mail-client/thunderbird-17.0.7-r1/work/comm-esr17/mozilla/ipc/chromium/src/base/
#15 MessageLoop::Run (this=0x7ffff6b70fc0)
    at /var/tmp/portage/mail-client/thunderbird-17.0.7-r1/work/comm-esr17/mozilla/ipc/chromium/src/base/
#16 0x00007ffff480b9fb in nsBaseAppShell::Run (this=0x7fffdf8b30f0)
    at /var/tmp/portage/mail-client/thunderbird-17.0.7-r1/work/comm-esr17/mozilla/widget/xpwidgets/nsBaseAppShell.cpp:163
#17 0x00007ffff46ee869 in nsAppStartup::Run (this=0x7fffdf8986f0)
    at /var/tmp/portage/mail-client/thunderbird-17.0.7-r1/work/comm-esr17/mozilla/toolkit/components/startup/nsAppStartup.cpp:273
#18 0x00007ffff3f32910 in XREMain::XRE_mainRun (this=this@entry=0x7fffffffc388)
    at /var/tmp/portage/mail-client/thunderbird-17.0.7-r1/work/comm-esr17/mozilla/toolkit/xre/nsAppRunner.cpp:3812
#19 0x00007ffff3f34786 in XREMain::XRE_main (this=this@entry=0x7fffffffc388, argc=argc@entry=1, argv=argv@entry=0x7fffffffd758, 
    at /var/tmp/portage/mail-client/thunderbird-17.0.7-r1/work/comm-esr17/mozilla/toolkit/xre/nsAppRunner.cpp:3889
#20 0x00007ffff3f3498c in XRE_main (argc=1, argv=0x7fffffffd758, aAppData=0x7ffff6b33600, aFlags=<optimized out>)
    at /var/tmp/portage/mail-client/thunderbird-17.0.7-r1/work/comm-esr17/mozilla/toolkit/xre/nsAppRunner.cpp:3965
#21 0x0000000000402c5c in do_main (argv=0x7fffffffd758, argc=1, exePath=0x7fffffffc640 "/usr/lib64/thunderbird/")
    at /var/tmp/portage/mail-client/thunderbird-17.0.7-r1/work/comm-esr17/mail/app/nsMailApp.cpp:111
#22 main (argc=1, argv=0x7fffffffd758) at /var/tmp/portage/mail-client/thunderbird-17.0.7-r1/work/comm-esr17/mail/app/nsMailApp.cpp:200

Expected results:

Well, no crash. It

Comment 1

4 years ago
Stack unfortunately lacks thunderbird symbols
Severity: normal → critical
Keywords: crash, stackwanted

Comment 2

4 years ago
Hm, I do compile with debug symbols - it's a Gentoo machine.

$ grep FLAGS /etc/portage/make.conf
CFLAGS="-march=native -g -O2 -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer -ggdb"

I'm open for suggestions. What should I do? There's the "debug" USE flag of the Gentoo Thunderbird ebuild but AFAIK this does not induce more debug information than already stated above.

I'm open for suggestions. What should I do?

Should I add some 'fprintf(stderr, "Blah");' in gdkwindow.c:5253?

Comment 3

4 years ago
Jory, can you advise?
Flags: needinfo?(anarchy)

Comment 4

4 years ago
This needs to be closed and sent back downstream. I see no reason why downstream was passed. This is most likely an issue of downstream bug.

With no downstream bug, I have no way to duplicate the enviroment in order to reproduce.

Comment 5

4 years ago
At a first glance does not seem to be related to this bug. Also I do not see why this should be a downstream bug either. Clearly this problem occurs right in the guts of the thunderbird codebase (gdk_window_add_update_window) and causes it to crash.

But actually I'm on TB 24.2.0 and don't have this problem any longer. TB does not crash when inserting attachments ... even with gconf unchanged as conversely mentioned in the Gentoo's bugzilla.

See this is a 5 month old bug report and in the meantime a lot of things changed in TB and Gentoo. And obviously for the better. I can't reproduce the bug myself on the very same system with the very same account data.

So, yes: close.
Last Resolved: 4 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME


4 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(anarchy)
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