[Fontconfig] Re: fontconfig often crashes when there is something wrong with the cache files

Mike FABIAN mfabian at suse.de
Thu Oct 27 00:30:39 EST 2005

Patrick Lam <plam at MIT.EDU> さんは書きました:

> Mike FABIAN wrote:
>> For details see:
>> http://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=128080
>> This bugreport also has a backtrace attached (comment #10).
>> Until now I don't know a easy way to reproduce the problem, it occurs
>> "sometimes" and goes away by calling "fc-cache -f" as root.
>> I.e. I guess there is something wrong with the cache files.
>> I have started debugging this but until now I only found that
>> it crashes in fccharset.c in
>>     FcCharSet *
>>     FcCharSetCopy (FcCharSet *src)
>>     {
>>         if (src->ref != FC_REF_CONSTANT)
>>             src->ref++;
>>         return src;
>>     }
>> when src->ref happens to be 0 (which is != FC_REF_CONSTANT)
>> and then tries to execute
>>     src->ref++;
>> which won't work because "src" is v.u.c where v is of type FcValue and
>> FcCharSet is "const" in that union (fontconfig.h), therefore it cannot
>> be incremented:
> The constness is not a problem, since that's cast away.  However, the
> problem might be that the charset is in mmapped space and therefore ref
> can't be incremented.  But that's strange, because mmapped charsets
> should always have ref set to -1.  Also, the backtrace seems to point to
>  line 359, which is the statement just after the increment.

The shift of one line is probably because I had added a printf for
debugging somewhere.
When single stepping with gdb, it crashed exactly on the



And when that happened, ref was equal to 0.

Mike FABIAN   <mfabian at suse.de>   http://www.suse.de/~mfabian

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