Bug 16458 - bogus (?) xkb data makes server crash
Summary: bogus (?) xkb data makes server crash
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 21464
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Server/Input/XKB (show other bugs)
Version: git
Hardware: Other All
: medium normal
Assignee: Daniel Stone
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-06-21 11:02 UTC by Oswald Buddenhagen
Modified: 2009-05-21 18:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
i915 platform:
i915 features:

Log of the crash. (25.67 KB, application/octet-stream)
2009-04-18 09:35 UTC, Mikko Paukkonen
no flags Details

Description Oswald Buddenhagen 2008-06-21 11:02:57 UTC
at kde startup (most likely kxkb init), the xserver crashes.
the only interesting thing seems to be the last log entry:
[xkb] BOGUS LENGTH in write keyboard desc, expected 6192, got 6208
(get the complete log without a crash from 
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=17282 )
it does not crash when it does not find the xkb data.
Comment 1 Mikko Paukkonen 2009-04-18 09:35:45 UTC
Created attachment 24918 [details]
Log of the crash.

I also experience X crashing when using QEMU. Everything is fine most of the time, but sometimes hitting even one key while the QEMU window is active is enough to bring X down.

Xorg.0.log says that the server got bogus value, and crashed on signal 11 (SIGSEGV).
Comment 2 Thomas M. 2009-04-28 07:56:24 UTC
maybe related to #21464
Comment 3 Peter Hutterer 2009-05-21 18:12:04 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 21464 ***

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