X crash

Adam Jackson ajax at nwnk.net
Wed Mar 30 10:59:24 PDT 2011

On 3/29/11 9:41 PM, Matthew Monaco wrote:

> I still don't get what the sign is that my malloc arena (heap?) is
> corrupt. Is it that the top of the stack is realloc?

Yes.  Crashes in the standard allocator functions almost always mean 
that the heap is corrupt.

> Adam, is there a chance the crash could be related to this:
> http://projects.archlinux.org/svntogit/packages.git/tree/xorg-server/trunk/vbe-fix-malloc-size-bug.patch?id=560212880dc81a984cab90db4e56a4e2b5f31145

Unlikely.  Your X log shows that you're never loading the vbe module, so 
you'd never hit the code which that patch fixes.

- ajax

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