[Bug 1009238] Re: plymouthd crashed with SIGABRT in __assert_fail_base()

Colin Watson cjwatson at canonical.com
Tue Sep 25 22:23:44 UTC 2012

Showing up a few times a day on errors.ubuntu.com, so bumping severity.
It looks as though the frame-buffer plugin is trying to add a terminal
watch when the terminal is closed.

** Changed in: plymouth (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Medium => High

** Changed in: plymouth (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Triaged

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  plymouthd crashed with SIGABRT in __assert_fail_base()

Status in “plymouth” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  1. cecil at cecil-home:~$ lsb_release -rd
  Description:	Ubuntu quantal (development branch)
  Release:	12.10

  Would not boot at all until I removed 'gfxmode $linux_gfx_mode' from

  2. Dont know
  3. Boot
  4. Failed

  ProblemType: Crash
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
  Package: plymouth 0.8.4-0ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.4.0-4.10-generic 3.4.0
  Uname: Linux 3.4.0-4-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.1.1-0ubuntu2
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Tue Jun  5 17:30:22 2012
  DefaultPlymouth: /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-logo/ubuntu-logo.plymouth
  ExecutablePath: /sbin/plymouthd
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha amd64 (20120508)
   Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
   Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
   Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
  MachineType: Compaq Presario 061 EX318AA-ABA SR1920NX NA630
  ProcCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.4.0-4-generic root=/dev/sda6 ro quiet splash
  ProcCmdline: /sbin/plymouthd --mode=boot --attach-to-session
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  ProcFB: 0 nouveaufb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.4.0-4-generic root=/dev/sda6 ro quiet splash
  Signal: 6
  SourcePackage: plymouth
   raise () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
   abort () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
   ?? () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
   __assert_fail () from /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
   ply_event_loop_watch_fd () from /lib/libply.so.2
  TextPlymouth: /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntu-text/ubuntu-text.plymouth
  Title: plymouthd crashed with SIGABRT in raise()
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 09/19/2006
  dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
  dmi.bios.version: 3.11
  dmi.board.name: NAGAMI2L
  dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTek Computer INC.
  dmi.board.version: 2.00
  dmi.chassis.type: 3
  dmi.chassis.version: 1111
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologies,LTD:bvr3.11:bd09/19/2006:svnCompaqPresario061:pnEX318AA-ABASR1920NXNA630:pvr0nx1411RE101NAG2L00:rvnASUSTekComputerINC.:rnNAGAMI2L:rvr2.00:cvn:ct3:cvr1111:
  dmi.product.name: EX318AA-ABA SR1920NX NA630
  dmi.product.version: 0nx1411RE101NAG2L00
  dmi.sys.vendor: Compaq Presario 061

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