Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

#278 assigned defect

winswitch applet freezes KDE plasma-desktop

Reported by: cd311 Owned by: cd311
Priority: major Milestone: 0.11
Component: Global Keywords: winswitch_applet, KDE, plasma_desctop, freeze



as mentioned in
winswitch_applet 0.12.21-1 freezes the plasma-desktop application of KDE 4.14.2 after maybe an hour of running with the error message:

void DBusMenuImporter::slotGetLayoutFinished(QDBusPendingCallWatcher*): "Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken."

It was indicated that this is due to a "faulty plasma widget".

with regards

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by Antoine Martin

Milestone: 0.11
Owner: set to cd311
Status: newassigned

Can you get us a gdb backtrace of what winswitch_applet is doing when KDE plasma desktop is spinning at 100%?
Does this happen straight away or after 1 hour or more?

I may have fixed a similar bug in xpra: we needed to create the widget only after the main loop is running. But this manifested itself as a broken systray on start.

comment:2 in reply to:  1 Changed 9 years ago by cd311

How can I get a backtrace? I use a normal plasma-desktop from the kubuntu ppa backports. As far as I know there are no packages with debug symbols. Would those backtraces even be of any use?

The problem occurs after roughly an hour. Give or take 15 minutes. It never happened directly after the start of winswitch.


comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by Antoine Martin

If you start the winswitch_applet from a terminal, you should be able to control-C it when the problem occurs, or even better would be to first send a SIGUSR1 (kill -SIGUSR1 $THEPIDOFTHEAPPLET) which should dump what all the threads are doing - maybe one is stuck.

gdb backtraces without debug symbols are hard to read, but sometimes not completely hopeless.. worth a shot!

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