Bug#379598: libgnomevfs2-0: uses 100% CPU, prevents login

Gabor Gombas gombasg at sztaki.hu
Mon Jul 24 19:05:45 UTC 2006

On Mon, Jul 24, 2006 at 05:26:59PM +0200, Loďc Minier wrote:

>  I suggest you strace gnome-session, e.g. "strace -e trace=file -f ...".
>  It probably spins searching for some particular file(s).

Upon further investigation, I think I found the bug:

- With today's upgrade of libntfs-gnomevfs,
  /etc/gnome-vfs-2.0/modules/libntfs.conf became a directory (that's
  interesting in itself...)

- In gnome-vfs-configuration.c, the function parse_file() now gets into
  an endless loop when called with file_name being
  - read_line() always returns 0 with line_buffer being the empty
    string, since it cannot read the directory as a file
  - parse_line() returns TRUE when it is given an empty string
  - there are no other ways to break the "while (1) { ... }" loop...

The bug seems to be that parse_file() expects read_line() to return -1
on EOF, but read_line() never returns -1; on EOF, it returns 0 instead.

Maybe an explicit test before the g_fopen() that file_name is not a
directory/device node/etc. would be useful.


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