Bug#480056: gdm: Gets killed with signal 6 on first login after boot.

Kurt Roeckx kurt at roeckx.be
Wed May 7 21:56:39 UTC 2008

On Wed, May 07, 2008 at 11:30:32PM +0200, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> Package: gdm
> Version: 2.20.5-1
> Severity: important
> Hi,
> A few days ago, gdm started to restart every time I log in for the
> first time after booting.  It switched back to console and then
> restarts gdm.
> In the log file I see:
> May  7 22:46:28 pc2 gdm[2726]: WARNING: gdm_cleanup_children: child 2731 crashed of signal 6
> May  7 22:46:28 pc2 gdm[2726]: WARNING: gdm_cleanup_children: Slave crashed, killing its children
> I seem to have this version installed since 2008-04-26, but probably
> didn't reboot then.  It was an upgrade from 2.20.4-1.

I'm seeing the same problem with 2.20.4-1.  It seems that gdm starts 2
processes, and it's the second of those that gets the sigabort.   I
attached gdb to it, and it first received a bunch of SIGUSR2, then an
SIGABRT.  The stack trace wasn't very useful without debug symbols.
I'll build a version with debug info.


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