Occasional segfaults in Icedove.

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Occasional segfaults in Icedove.

Postby bariumbitmap » 2017-03-05 23:25

I'm running Icedove on Jessie.

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$ apt-cache policy icedove
icedove:
  Installed: 1:45.6.0-1~deb8u1
  Candidate: 1:45.6.0-1~deb8u1
  Version table:
 *** 1:45.6.0-1~deb8u1 0
        500 http://security.debian.org/ jessie/updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1:45.3.0-1~deb8u1 0
        500 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ jessie/main amd64 Packages


Occasionally, it will segfault. I haven't found a way to reproduce it, so I just run it in safe mode with gdb and get a backtrace.

After a few months, I now have three backtraces from version 45.6.0-1~deb8u1. They are between 4,000 and 5,800 lines long.

http://pastebin.com/vmG7WPJV

http://pastebin.com/Bs2efJGH

http://pastebin.com/2Lnd8y1W

Is it worth submitting a bug report if I can't give instructions for reproducing beyond "use it for a few weeks"?
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Re: Occasional segfaults in Icedove.

Postby dasein » 2017-03-06 01:04

bariumbitmap wrote:Is it worth submitting a bug report if I can't give instructions for reproducing beyond "use it for a few weeks"?

Not if that's all you can say. That is to say, if the "bug" can't be reproduced consistently, then fixing it would be at best prohibitively costly.

That said, maybe see if your information might support/contribute something to existing similar bug reports? (Unlikely, but ya never know.)
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Re: Occasional segfaults in Icedove.

Postby toquinho » 2017-04-11 19:04

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Re: Occasional segfaults in Icedove.

Postby oysterboy » 2017-04-13 01:50

The following solution worked for me - you may want to try it:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2017/02/msg00668.html
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Re: Occasional segfaults in Icedove.

Postby toquinho » 2017-04-27 05:12

Thanks a lot! This did the trick. No crashes in almost two weeks.
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