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"Apple Bonjour compatibility layer of Avahi" warning causes SIGPIPE crash #2931

michaelrsweet opened this Issue Sep 6, 2008 · 1 comment


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michaelrsweet commented Sep 6, 2008

Version: 1.3.8 User: martin.pitt.canonical

We all know and love the "Apple Bonjour compatibility layer of Avahi" warning, as described in STR #2655.

Now I got a report ( that this warning causes a cups crash:

[pid 3977] write(2, "*** WARNING * The program 'cups"..., 89) = 89
[pid 3977] write(2, "
* WARNING *** Please fix your a"..., 76) = -1 EPIPE (Broken pipe)
[pid 3977] --- SIGPIPE (Broken pipe) @ 0 (0) ---
Process 3977 detached
<... nanosleep resumed> 0xbfe312e4) = ? ERESTART_RESTARTBLOCK (To be restarted)
--- SIGCHLD (Child exited) @ 0 (0) ---
sigreturn() = ? (mask now [])
wait4(-1, [{WIFSIGNALED(s) && WTERMSIG(s) == SIGPIPE}], 0, NULL) = 3977
write(2, "cupsd: Child exited on signal 13!"..., 34cupsd: Child exited on signal 13!

Thus it seems the warning is triggered by some child process which does not have a stderr and thus dies with a SIGPIPE. I cannot reproduce the crash, but the cause seems pretty clear.

Since STR #2655 made it quite clear that the avahi bonjour library usage isn't going away anytime soon, so I made a small patch to avoid the warning altogether.


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michaelrsweet commented Sep 6, 2008 User: mike

This is an Avahi bug. We will not add any workarounds for their broken compatibility layer.

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