gst-plugin-scanner hangs, eating CPU time

Tim-Philipp Müller t.i.m at
Sun Nov 13 16:42:18 PST 2011

On Mon, 2011-11-14 at 01:26 +0100, Rüdiger Kupper wrote:


> after reactivating execute permissions of gst-plugin-scanner I was able
> to do an strace of one of the runaway gst-plugin-scanner processes.
> The EAGAIN signals a saw in the strace of totem do not appear, so this
> was not the cause.
> I attach strace and proc/maps of the runaway gst-plugin-scanner process.
> Removing gstreamer-plugins-bad and gstreamer-plugins-ugly did not help,
> so the plugin causing the hang is not in there.
> Any ideas will be welcome. Thank you very much,

Could you also collect a GST_DEBUG=*:5 log please?

 $ GST_DEBUG=*:5 totem 2>dbg.log
 .. control-C after a while if it hangs ...

Also, it would be good if you could open a bug report about this in
bugzilla and attach all the logs there (gzipped or bzip2ed if too


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