[Pharo-dev] clarifying pharo crashing issue(s)

Norbert Hartl norbert at hartl.name
Mon Nov 27 03:38:53 EST 2017


It is even crashing headless. I have one jenkins job where the build fails everytime because the vm is crashing. 32 bit runs fine

Norbert

> Am 27.11.2017 um 09:34 schrieb Thierry Goubier <thierry.goubier at gmail.com>:
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> 2017-11-27 9:20 GMT+01:00 Tudor Girba <tudor at tudorgirba.com>:
>> Hi,
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>> There are recurrent reports that Pharo is crashing often.
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>> However, at the moment I believe the reasons are not clarified. So, this mail is not about fixing the issues, but first about clarifying what they are.
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>> Namely:
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>> - I know about the typing problem on MacOS (Sierra or High Sierra). I encounter this problem daily (literally), and I know that I am not the only one. For example, this can occur when I type “classs” fast and then delete the last character. It is documented here:
>> https://github.com/OpenSmalltalk/opensmalltalk-vm/issues/141
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>> - Some people talk about the FreeType problem, but I could not find a place where this is described. So, while this might be a problem, I am not sure that this problem is actually causing crashes.
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>> So, first question:
>> - is Pharo crashing on another system than MacOS Sierra or HighSierra?
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> Yes.
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> On Linux (Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.04), 64bits Pharo segfaults if you use either the stable or the latest vm from get.pharo.org.
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>> - how does the FreeType problem look like?
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> ? It doesn't seems to be related.
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> Regards,
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> Thierry
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>> Cheers,
>> Doru
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>> "Beauty is where we see it."
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