Xfce Mailwatch Plugin 1.1.0 dies randomly....

Rob spamrefuse at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 24 08:28:17 CET 2010


My system is intel-based Fedora 14 (64bits) with Xfce 4.6.2.
I use the Mailwatch Plugin (most recent version 1.1.0, released on 14 September 
It is docked in the panel and it checks my mail via the pop3 protocol.

At unpredictable times the Mailwatch Plugin starts claiming 100 % of the CPU, 
which gradually slows down the PC until the plugin eventually dies. This leaves 
traces in  /var/spool/abrt/ and in  /var/log/messages (see below).

In order to get the plugin back in the panel, it needs to be newly configured!

This bug is not new. See for example:

If this plugin is not maintained properly anymore, it is maybe a good idea to 
drop it from a next XFCE release, or replace it with something better?


In /var/spool/abrt/ccpp-1293173534-5986/cmdline:
/usr/libexec/xfce4/panel-plugins/xfce4-mailwatch-plugin socket_id  17564511 name 
mailwatch id 12922488411 display_name 'Mail Watcher' size  20 screen_position 2

In /var/spool/abrt/ccpp-1293173534-5986/package:

In /var/spool/abrt/ccpp-1293173534-5986/reason:
Process /usr/libexec/xfce4/panel-plugins/xfce4-mailwatch-plugin was killed by 
signal 11 (SIGSEGV)

In /var/log/messages:
kernel: [1622072.084117] xfce4-mailwatch[19946] general protection ip:416845 
sp:7fb8b0309bc8 error:0 in xfce4-mailwatch-plugin.#prelink#.2di0cJ 
 abrt[19949]: file 
/usr/libexec/xfce4/panel-plugins/xfce4-mailwatch-plugin.#prelink#.2di0cJ seems 
to be deleted
 abrt[19949]: file 
/usr/libexec/xfce4/panel-plugins/xfce4-mailwatch-plugin.#prelink#.2di0cJ seems 
to be a prelink temporary file
 abrt[19949]: saved core dump of pid 5986 
(/usr/libexec/xfce4/panel-plugins/xfce4-mailwatch-plugin) to 
/var/spool/abrt/ccpp-1293173534-5986.new/coredump (13975552 bytes)
 abrtd: Directory 'ccpp-1293173534-5986' creation detected
 abrtd: New crash /var/spool/abrt/ccpp-1293173534-5986, processing
 abrtd: RunApp('/var/spool/abrt/ccpp-1293173534-5986','test x"`cat component`" = 
x"xorg-x11-server-Xorg" && cp /var/log/Xorg.0.log .')
 kernel: [1623096.027712] xfce4-mailwatch[20922] general protection ip:416845 
sp:7fc9b2a87bc8 error:0 in xfce4-mailwatch-plugin[400000+1f000]
 abrt[20923]: saved core dump of pid 20331 
(/usr/libexec/xfce4/panel-plugins/xfce4-mailwatch-plugin) to 
/var/spool/abrt/ccpp-1293174556-20331.new/coredump (13529088 bytes)
 abrtd: Directory 'ccpp-1293174556-20331' creation detected
 abrtd: New crash /var/spool/abrt/ccpp-1293174556-20331, processing
 abrtd: RunApp('/var/spool/abrt/ccpp-1293174556-20331','test x"`cat component`" 
= x"xorg-x11-server-Xorg" && cp /var/log/Xorg.0.log .')

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