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Bug 410184 - Floppy diskette causes crash in GEdit and other programs
Floppy diskette causes crash in GEdit and other programs
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 354046
Product: gedit
Classification: Applications
Component: general
Other other
: High critical
: ---
Assigned To: Gedit maintainers
Gedit maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-02-20 21:58 UTC by warren
Modified: 2007-02-20 22:16 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: 2.13/2.14

Description warren 2007-02-20 21:56:44 UTC
Distribution: Ubuntu 6.06 (dapper)
Package: gedit
Severity: Normal
Version: GNOME2.14.3 2.14.4
Gnome-Distributor: Ubuntu
Synopsis: Floppy diskette causes crash in GEdit and other programs
Bugzilla-Product: gedit
Bugzilla-Component: general
Bugzilla-Version: 2.14.4
BugBuddy-GnomeVersion: 2.0 (2.14.1)
Description of the crash:
If a floppy diskette is mounted and it is removed from the drive without
unmounting, attempts to access its files causes various programs (e.g.
GEdit) to crash

Steps to reproduce the crash:
1. Mount a diskette
2. Remove the diskette physically from the drive
3. Try to access its (still) displayed files

Expected Results:
Programs crash

How often does this happen?
Often (if not always). 

Additional Information:

I first noticed this with one of my own programs.
I thought it was my own bug, but then I noticed it was a system problem.
Floppy diskettes may be on their way out, but half the people in the
world still use them! Programmers therefore have to take them seriously.
Or if it provides a better incentive to fix such long-term troubles
Ubuntu users have suffered with diskettes, please note that this does
not happen in Windows!

Debugging Information:

Backtrace was generated from '/usr/bin/gedit'

(no debugging symbols found)
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/tls/i686/cmov/".
(no debugging symbols found)
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread -1225405664 (LWP 22474)]
(no debugging symbols found)
0xffffe410 in __kernel_vsyscall ()

Thread 1 (Thread -1225405664 (LWP 22474))

  • #0 __kernel_vsyscall
  • #1 __waitpid_nocancel
    from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
  • #2 libgnomeui_module_info_get
    from /usr/lib/
  • #3 <signal handler called>
  • #4 g_utf8_validate
    from /usr/lib/
  • #5 gedit_convert_error_quark
  • #6 gedit_convert_to_utf8
  • #7 gedit_document_loader_new
  • #8 gedit_document_loader_new
  • #9 g_main_context_is_owner
    from /usr/lib/
  • #10 g_main_context_dispatch
    from /usr/lib/
  • #11 g_main_context_check
    from /usr/lib/
  • #12 g_main_loop_run
    from /usr/lib/
  • #13 gtk_main
    from /usr/lib/
  • #14 main
  • #0 __kernel_vsyscall

------- Bug created by bug-buddy at 2007-02-20 21:58 -------

Unknown version 2.14.4 in product gedit.  Setting version to "2.14.x".

Comment 1 Steve Frécinaux 2007-02-20 22:16:39 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. This particular bug has already been reported into our bug tracking system, but please feel free to report any further bugs you find.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 354046 ***