Re: for those who care about GNOME^w glib applications.
On 3/21/06, David Pashley <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mar 21, 2006 at 14:42, Gustavo Franco praised the llamas by saying:
> > Well, if you're running your favourite glib application and it seems
> > to be broken with the output like:
> > (...)
> > *** glibc detected *** free(): invalid pointer: 0x08ced388 ***
> > It's probably due to the new glib (GSlice) memory allocator, but
> > it's an application bug. Please first check if it's really glib
> > related.
> > There's a workaround that is run the application as follows:
> > $ G_SLICE=always-malloc application
> > FYI, evolution seems to be affected and it was already fixed upstream.
> > Sebastian Bacher has a patch to galculator too. If you hit this bug in
> > other random application, please open a bug against the application
> > and feel free to cc: me. I'll try keep track of these bugs with
> > usertags.
> I appear to have a bug filed today against irssi with a similar error.
> Bug number is 358172.
> >  = http://www.gnome.org/start/2.14/notes/en/rndevelopers.html
> > http://developer.gnome.org/doc/API/2.0/glib/glib-Memory-Slices.html
> >  = ldd `which application` | grep libglib
Right, i just commented in that bug and usertagged the others that i
found. If you see any other related bug, please tell me. I
commented on the evo' related bug and AFAIK seb128 already has a patch
that fixes the galculator one.
 = http://email@example.com;tag=gslice