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Re: Fixin' Files
I wonder if you would have any luck trying to get someone in
#elementary-dev to help you out?
On Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 9:52 AM, Julian Unrrein <junrrein@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hi Sergey,
> I really aprecciate what you are going to do. Unfortunately, I have
> little free time right now, so I doubt I will be able to help with
> this until later.
> With that said:
> 1 - I could make crash-digger work for a while without errors. When I
> say "for a while" I mean that I interrupted it manually, because it
> was just for testing. Cody knows about this.
> I would offer my system to run crash-digger fully (to see if it
> works), but I have very little bandwidth (256 kbps) in the town I am
> right now. I may be able to do this in roughly a month.
> 2 - No idea about the CMake thing. However, I noticed something about
> Electric Fence. DUMA (http://duma.sourceforge.net/) allows dynamic
> linking without special compiling (if I understood correctly) by
> running "export LD_PRELOAD=libduma.so.0.0" before. Maybe Electric
> Fence may be able to run in this way too?
> 2013/7/22, Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff <sergey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> > Hey guys,
> > So I didn't depart today as it was planned, so I'm up to a little
> > hackathon.
> > Files has annoyingly crashy for months, and it still IS annoyingly
> > I can't order copying a large amount of data and be sure that it gets
> > copied before Files decides it's time to crash.
> > And we don't have Apport crash retracer working anymore (
> > http://pad.lv/1191366) and I'm pretty sure the segfault happens not
> > the original bug is, but much later on.
> > To track down the original bug(s) causing that I'm going to compile it
> > ElectricFence (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Fence), run it in
> > see where it segfaults and post backtraces.
> > What I need help with is:
> > First, I have to add "-lefence" to the C compiler parameters in CMake
> and I
> > have little idea how to do that. This will make Files segfault exactly
> > where the original corruption happens and ease debugging greatly. It's
> > more fun than trying to track down the crashes in regular builds!
> > Second, I totally suck at OOP so I probably won't be able to fix the
> > crashes even if I track them down. Anyone up for joining me in fixing
> > --
> > Sergey "Shnatsel" Davidoff
> > OS architect @ elementary
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