bugGNU Octave - Bugs: bug #44621, Segfault with clf.m test


bug #44621: Segfault with clf.m test

Submitted by:  Guillaume <gyom>
Submitted on:  Tue 24 Mar 2015 05:02:58 PM UTC  
Category:  Plotting with OpenGL Severity:  4 - Important
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Segfault, Bus Error, etc.
Status:  Fixed Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Guillaume Open/Closed:  Closed
Release:  dev Operating System:  GNU/Linux

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Mon 30 Mar 2015 11:45:48 AM UTC, comment #8:

It is maybe this cset that solved your issue: http://hg.savannah.gnu.org/hgweb/octave/rev/3f461c2b990e

The reset operation used to reset the graphics toolkit even if the default was the same as the current toolkit. It lead to useless (and maybe armful) finalization/initialization of the figure.

Pantxo Diribarne <pantxo>
Project Member
Mon 30 Mar 2015 11:17:16 AM UTC, comment #7:

After updating to latest version available in the meantime (185e8dbdaa40) and recompiling, I don't observe the error anymore:

so I don't know which changeset solved the issue but you can now close this bug report as fixed.


Guillaume <gyom>
Fri 27 Mar 2015 09:47:42 PM UTC, comment #6:

Just to add that, in order to see the error messages, I was using the '--no-gui' flag and it appears that Octave hangs and segfault with it as reported in my previous post (even without doing anything in Octave) while it exits without problem when using the GUI.

Guillaume <gyom>
Fri 27 Mar 2015 09:43:01 PM UTC, comment #5:

Sorry for the slow reply but am away from the VM where I observed the segfault.
In the meantime, I build another VM (openSUSE 13.2 and VirtualBox (was using VMware earlier)) and hopefully it gives more insights of what is going on:

  • test("clf") still returns a segfault:
  • I also tried this:
  • And this where it also doesn't segfault straight away but at exit:

I'd be happy to provide a gdb backtrace but I would indeed need further instructions to do so.

I don't remember seeing any libGL errors when using a VMware VM instead of VirtualBox so this is not necessarily directly related to my initial report.

Guillaume <gyom>
Thu 26 Mar 2015 11:42:38 AM UTC, comment #4:

@Mike: Is there a central place where we can get instructions on how to produce a gdb backtrace. On linux, I currently generally install octave and then run gdb on the installed octave-gui binary. This produces backtraces that only show the GUI thread calls, not the interpreter. We thus can't see how the two threads at play may interact/interfere.
Is there a simpler and more general way to have a full backtrace?

Pantxo Diribarne <pantxo>
Project Member
Thu 26 Mar 2015 02:23:55 AM UTC, comment #3:

This curiously looks a lot like bug #44328, segfault in Qt toolkit, which we are only seeing on certain systems. It would be very helpful if you could confirm that the error you're seeing is the same or related and help us find the cause.

A few more questions:

  • You see a segfault with "test clf", do you also see one with "test graphics.cc-tst"?
  • Do any of the examples I give in bug #44328 segfault for you, e.g.
  • Can you provide a gdb backtrace of the segfault?
Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Wed 25 Mar 2015 09:01:49 AM UTC, comment #2:

Yes, the segfault also occurs from within octave with test("clf") with 100% reproducibility (just created a VM with openSUSE 13.2 and all the packages required to compile Octave).
The segfault occurs when running the third test script from that function - it does not necessarily crash if I run the script line by line.
I'll test again later with fltk and let you know.

Guillaume <gyom>
Tue 24 Mar 2015 09:03:05 PM UTC, comment #1:

Thanks for your bug report. I am not able to reproduce but we currently see erratic segfaults with Qt toolkit. Does the segfault also occur if you run the test from octave ('test ("clf")')?
If so : Does it also occur using fltk tookit? Can you debug using something like this:

Pantxo Diribarne <pantxo>
Project Member
Tue 24 Mar 2015 05:02:58 PM UTC, original submission:

When running 'make check' on freshly compiled Octave (ed53c87050e8), there is a segfault when testing clf.m:
It occurs during the third test within the function.
This is on an up-to-date OpenSUSE 13.2 - let me know if it's a know issue or if there's any extra information that I should provide.

Guillaume <gyom>


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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2015-03-30 pantxo StatusNeed Info => Fixed
        Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
    2015-03-26 mtmiller CategoryNone => Plotting with OpenGL
        Severity3 - Normal => 4 - Important
        StatusNone => Need Info

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