Bug#859262: Re: freezes Orca screen reader

Joanmarie Diggs jdiggs at igalia.com
Sun Apr 23 13:32:54 UTC 2017

That segfault is an AT-SPI2 bug. And apparently an elusive one.

On 04/23/2017 04:46 AM, Paul Gevers wrote:
> Hi Joanmarie,
> Yesterday, I send you a log while Synaptic had not much to do, because I
> ran it earlier the same day (so maybe the original issue wasn't there).
> Today I tried again, hoping that there were updates to apply, which
> there were. orca segfaulted on me. Please see the attached stack trace.
> Maybe it tells more than the one of yesterday.
> paul at testavoira ~/tmp $ orca
> /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/pyatspi/Accessibility.py:184: Warning:
> g_object_unref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
>   Atspi.Event.host_application = property(fget=lambda x:
> x.source.get_application())
> Segmentation fault
> paul at testavoira ~/tmp $
> For people normally running orca, would it get automatically restarted,
> such that it would appear to hang, will in reality it was restarting? Or
> is it more likely I experienced another bug, maybe related to debugging?
> Or maybe the behavior is slightly different between the Debian version
> and my (newer) version of orca.
> Paul

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