Repeated F17 gnome-shell crash, with fix

M A Young m.a.young at
Thu Apr 5 11:55:42 UTC 2012

On Thu, 5 Apr 2012, Jonathan Kamens wrote:

> I tried to restart gnome-shell this evening with Alt-F2 r RET, and it
> crashed on restart. Then it crashed again when I tried to log in again. Then
> several more times. Then again after I restarted.
> Seeing as how I had no other choice if I wanted to actually log in, I
> downloaded and installed all of the debuginfos in a VT, debugged the crash,
> and came up with a fix, which I've submitted as a patch in bugzilla:
> I noticed that the notification that bugzilla sent out about this bug went
> to a rather paltry list of people. I'm therefore sending this email to the
> test list in the hope that it will be noticed by someone in a position to
> ensure that this bug is fixed in the final F17 release, so that other people
> who don't actually know how to analyze core dumps and fix bugs won't end up
> completely unable to log in.

A patched version is already on its way, see

 	Michael Young

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