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Bug 479698 - games-sports/torcs-1.3.6 is crashing with segfault when using OpenAL
Summary: games-sports/torcs-1.3.6 is crashing with segfault when using OpenAL
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Games
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-08-04 08:03 UTC by Paul Osmialowski
Modified: 2020-03-30 23:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Paul Osmialowski 2013-08-04 08:03:33 UTC
I can't point any particular reason for this, but I guess it was caused by one of recent updates (I'm updating my Gentoo box more often than playing games). Although it starts and shows main menu screen, Torcs segfaults wehever I try to start a new race.
I tried to rebuild but it didn't help. During rebuild I copied unstripped torcs-bin dynamically linked binary and tried to do post portem analysis. It isn't helpful - seems like the stack is corrupted:

Reading symbols from ./torcs-bin...done.
[New LWP 17143]
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
Using host libthread_db library "/lib/".
Core was generated by `/usr/games/lib/torcs/torcs-bin -l ~/.torcs -L /usr/games/lib/torcs -D /usr/'.
Program terminated with signal 11, Segmentation fault.
#0  0xb2d1d03b in ?? ()
(gdb) bt
#0  0xb2d1d03b in ?? ()
#1  0x08c88bf0 in ?? ()
Backtrace stopped: previous frame inner to this frame (corrupt stack?)

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. update Gentoo box often
2. try to play games-sports/torcs game
3. in the main menu, try to start a new race
Actual Results:  
Visual Properties Report
Compatibility mode, properties unknown.
/usr/games/bin/torcs: line 53: 17255 Segmentation fault      (core dumped) $LIBDIR/torcs-bin -l $LOCAL_CONF -L $LIBDIR -D $DATADIR $*

Expected Results:  
no crash

Portage (default/linux/x86/13.0, gcc-4.6.3, glibc-2.15-r3, 3.8.13-gentoo i686)
System uname: Linux-3.8.13-gentoo-i686-Intel-R-_Pentium-R-_4_CPU_3.00GHz-with-gentoo-2.2
KiB Mem:     2067276 total,    125160 free
KiB Swap:    2104508 total,   2055836 free
Timestamp of tree: Sat, 03 Aug 2013 07:00:01 +0000
ld GNU ld (GNU Binutils) 2.23.1
app-shells/bash:          4.2_p45
dev-java/java-config:     2.1.12-r1
dev-lang/python:          2.4.6, 2.6.8, 2.7.5, 3.1.5, 3.2.5-r1
dev-util/pkgconfig:       0.28
sys-apps/baselayout:      2.2
sys-apps/openrc:          0.11.8
sys-apps/sandbox:         2.6-r1
sys-devel/autoconf:       2.13, 2.69
sys-devel/automake:       1.4_p6-r1, 1.5, 1.6.3, 1.7.9-r2, 1.8.5-r3, 1.9.6-r3, 1.10.3, 1.11.6, 1.12.6
sys-devel/binutils:       2.23.1
sys-devel/gcc:            4.3.6-r1, 4.4.7, 4.5.4, 4.6.3
sys-devel/gcc-config:     1.7.3
sys-devel/libtool:        2.4-r1
sys-devel/make:           3.82-r4
sys-kernel/linux-headers: 3.7 (virtual/os-headers)
sys-libs/glibc:           2.15-r3
Repositories: gentoo armagetron
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Comment 1 Paul Osmialowski 2013-08-04 08:06:27 UTC
I've forgotten to add version info: this is games-sports/torcs-1.3.4
Comment 2 Paul Osmialowski 2013-08-10 21:11:00 UTC
After recent alsa-lib upgrade (to version media-libs/alsa-lib- I can see some progress here: after selecting new race in menu, a race screen is opened (for a first time!) with following output printed on a console:

OpenAL backend info:
  Vendor: OpenAL Community
  Renderer: OpenAL Soft
  Version: 1.1 ALSOFT 1.15.1
  Available sources: 256
  Available buffers: 1024 or more
  Dynamic Sources: requested: 235, created: 235
  #static sources: 21
  #dyn sources   : 235

Unfortunately, after few seconds of hearing nice tune, a crash as usual kills the game.
Comment 3 Paul Osmialowski 2013-08-10 21:16:54 UTC
Rebuilding of OpenAL did not help. However, since I've found that it is the sound that causes all of the problems, I went into configuration menu and changed sound system from OpenAL to plib - now torcs works fine!
Comment 4 David Heidelberg (okias) 2014-07-01 17:02:20 UTC
you didn't proviede any debug information, so it's hard to say where is problem.

You may try media-libs/openal-9999 from ::ixit overlay and report if it still segfailts?

At least for me it solved one crash.
Comment 5 Mr. Bones. (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2014-09-02 00:54:40 UTC
it's no better in 1.3.6 as far as I can tell.