malloc error in GTK3 apps

Thu Mar 22 21:31:00 GMT 2012


This is on a linux 3.2.11 kernel.

After resizing my partitions on my hard drive, including my swap zone,
my gtk3 apps stopped working... I don't know if it's the cause, but is
was concomitant.

When I try running e.g. notification-daemon, I get:

# gdb /usr/libexec/notification-daemon 
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Reading symbols from /usr/libexec/notification-daemon...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
(gdb) run
Starting program: /usr/libexec/notification-daemon 
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
notification-daemon: malloc.c:3096: sYSMALLOc: Assertion `(old_top == (((mbinptr) (((char *) &((av)->bins[((1) - 1) * 2])) - __builtin_offsetof (struct malloc_chunk, fd)))) && old_size == 0) || ((unsigned long) (old_size) >= (unsigned long)((((__builtin_offsetof (struct malloc_chunk, fd_nextsize))+((2 * (sizeof(size_t))) - 1)) & ~((2 * (sizeof(size_t))) - 1))) && ((old_top)->size & 0x1) && ((unsigned long)old_end & pagemask) == 0)' failed.

Program received signal SIGABRT, Aborted.
0xb7fdf424 in __kernel_vsyscall ()
(gdb) bt
#0  0xb7fdf424 in __kernel_vsyscall ()
#1  0xb719bced in raise (sig=6) at ../nptl/sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/raise.c:67
#2  0xb719d588 in abort () at abort.c:93
#3  0xb71db8c9 in __malloc_assert (assertion=<value optimized out>, file=<value optimized out>, 
    line=3096, function=0xb72adbf2 "sYSMALLOc") at malloc.c:351
#4  0xb71de038 in sYSMALLOc (av=0xb72d63a0, bytes=26) at malloc.c:3093
#5  _int_malloc (av=0xb72d63a0, bytes=26) at malloc.c:4747
#6  0xb71e1006 in __libc_calloc (n=26, elem_size=1) at malloc.c:4065
#7  0xb7153206 in XIQueryDevice (dpy=0x80740a8, deviceid=0, ndevices_return=0xbfffea78)
    at XIQueryDevice.c:85
#8  0xb7b1ad4c in gdk_x11_device_manager_xi2_constructed (object=0x806c7b0)
    at gdkdevicemanager-xi2.c:511
#9  0xb757332b in g_object_newv (object_type=134762120, n_parameters=4, parameters=0x80812e8)
    at gobject.c:1741
#10 0xb7573a81 in g_object_new_valist (object_type=134762120, 
    first_property_name=0xb7b3ef7f "display", var_args=<value optimized out>) at gobject.c:1830
#11 0xb7573ba0 in g_object_new (object_type=134762120, first_property_name=0xb7b3ef7f "display")
    at gobject.c:1545
#12 0xb7b18935 in _gdk_x11_device_manager_new (display=0x807e810) at gdkdevicemanager-x11.c:64
#13 0xb7b1d43e in _gdk_x11_display_open (display_name=0x0) at gdkdisplay-x11.c:1276
#14 0xb7b1b173 in gdk_x11_display_manager_open_display (manager=0x805a530, name=0x0)
    at gdkdisplaymanager-x11.c:53
#15 0xb7af9a43 in gdk_display_manager_open_display (manager=0x805a530, name=0x0)
    at gdkdisplaymanager.c:381
#16 0xb7af8e55 in gdk_display_open (display_name=0x0) at gdkdisplay.c:1784
#17 0xb7af10ce in gdk_display_open_default_libgtk_only () at gdk.c:372
#18 0xb7cd21a5 in gtk_init_check (argc=0xbfffee50, argv=0xbfffee54) at gtkmain.c:995
#19 0xb7cd21e0 in gtk_init (argc=0xbfffee50, argv=0xbfffee54) at gtkmain.c:1047
#20 0x08053638 in ?? ()
#21 0xb7187f2b in __libc_start_main (main=0x8053610, argc=1, ubp_av=0xbfffeef4, init=0x8053730, 
    fini=0x8053790, rtld_fini=0xb7feee60 <_dl_fini>, stack_end=0xbfffeeec) at libc-start.c:226
#22 0x0804d1a1 in ?? ()

I recompiled glibc-2.14.1, gtk+-3.3.18 and even libXi-1.4.2, but no luck there...

Any hint? Thanks!

F. Delente

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