[xmonad] Frequent xmonad crashes (SIGBUS)

Zev Weiss zev at bewilderbeest.net
Mon Feb 25 23:10:29 CET 2013

For the record, in case anyone else happens to encounter this -- it
was pointed out to me by a helpful individual off-list that this is
actually a known problem when running binaries mmaped out of AFS,
where my xmonad binary happens to reside.  I've changed my xsession
script to run it out of a local filesystem instead and am no longer
seeing this behavior.


On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 3:55 PM, Zev Weiss <zev at bewilderbeest.net> wrote:
> Ah, forgot about that...nvidia, version 310.19 -- likely the culprit?
> (I don't think I have the know-how to examine much further than that
> on my own.)  Unfortunately it's on a system I don't personally
> administrate, which complicates the matter of testing it with a
> different driver somewhat.
> Zev
> On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 2:12 PM, Don Stewart <dons00 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I would look at your X11 video driver.
>> On Feb 20, 2013 8:11 PM, "Zev Weiss" <zev at bewilderbeest.net> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I'm running xmonad-0.11 and getting outright crashes fairly
>>> frequently, often multiple times per week with my usage patterns.  I
>>> can't pin it directly to any particularly specific action (like
>>> opening/closing a certain window), but it tends to happen upon
>>> returning to my machine after being away for a while with the screen
>>> locked (with gnome-screensaver, for what it's worth) -- commonly, I
>>> return to my workstation after being away from it overnight (or a
>>> weekend), and upon entering my password and returning to my desktop,
>>> xmonad catches SIGBUS and promptly dies.  It has occasionally occurred
>>> under other circumstances, just during normal use (e.g., switching
>>> windows & workspaces), though the screen-unlocking situation is by far
>>> the most crash-prone.
>>> I installed it with cabal & ghc from haskell-platform 2012.2.0.0:
>>> [me at host: tmp]% cabal --version
>>> cabal-install version 0.14.0
>>> using version 1.14.0 of the Cabal library
>>> [me at host: tmp]% ghc --version
>>> The Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System, version 7.4.2
>>> Libraries:
>>> utf8-string 0.3.7
>>> X11
>>> X11-xft 0.3.1
>>> xmonad-contrib-0.11
>>> Other potentially-relevant info:
>>> RHEL 6.3, x86_64
>>> X.org 1.10.6, dual-head
>>> I have a core file saved via gdb from when it catches the SIGBUS -- I
>>> don't think it has anything terribly revealing in it, but I'm slightly
>>> hesitant to post it publicly, so if it would be useful for debugging,
>>> let me know and I can send it directly (23MB bzipped, 5.8MB xz'd).
>>> Please let me know if there's any other information I could provide
>>> that would be helpful.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Zev Weiss
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