Re: [dev] [bug] wmii segfaults on sudo wireshark

From: dtk <>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 00:42:22 +0100

On 01/24/2011 10:44 PM, dtk wrote:
> On 01/23/2011 10:21 PM, Kris Maglione wrote:
>> On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 05:26:30PM +0100, dtk wrote:
>>> On 01/14/2011 04:52 PM, Kris Maglione wrote:
>>>> On Fri, Jan 14, 2011 at 04:13:34PM +0100, dtk wrote:
>>>>> Running wireshark as my default non-priviledged user works fine, as
>>>>> does
>>>>> running wireshark as root under awesome/gnome.
>>>>> The wireshark splash displays nicely, showing the modules being loaded,
>>>>> and I can glance the error dialog stating that some lua functionality
>>>>> has been disabled, due to being run as root, before wmii crashes, gdm
>>>>> reloads and prompts me with the user selection to log me in again.
>>>>> Can anybody confirm this behaviour?
>>>> No. Can you perchance provide a backtrace?
>>> Actually, I don't know how to (besides compiling from source), since the
>>> binary from the ubuntu package doesn't contain debug symbols :/
>> Yes, compiling from source is the thing to do. I believe you can do
>> something like:
>> DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS="nostrip" make deb
> k, will try, but I don't know yet when I'll find the time to do so.
otoh: who needs to sleep anyway? -.-

dtk_AT_minibox:/media/devel/wmii/deb/wmii-3.9.2~lucid$ gdb wmii
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Reading symbols from /usr/bin/wmii...done.
(gdb) run
Starting program: /usr/bin/wmii
/etc/X11/wmii/wmiirc: line 1: !/bin/dash: No such file or directory

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x08058d77 in msg_selectarea (a=0x8092da8, m=0xbffff01c) at message.c:944
944 if(!ap || ap->floating)
(gdb) backtrace
#0 0x08058d77 in msg_selectarea (a=0x8092da8, m=0xbffff01c) at
#1 0x0805921b in message_view (v=0x8092c58, m=0xbffff01c) at message.c:706
#2 0x080634f3 in ixp_srv_writectl (req=0x80abf88, fn=0x8058ed9
<message_view>) at srv_util.c:181
#3 0x08054ca2 in fs_write (r=0x80abf88) at fs.c:560
#4 0x08062ad1 in handlereq (r=0x80abf88) at request.c:344
#5 0x08062c44 in handlefcall (c=0x809ce80) at request.c:139
#6 0x08062d6f in handle_conns (s=0x8072fa0) at server.c:113
#7 ixp_serverloop (s=0x8072fa0) at server.c:161
#8 0x0805756c in main (argc=1, argv=<value optimized out>) at main.c:447

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