Bug 86460 - soffice.bin crash with SEGFAULT in libuno_sal.so.3
Summary: soffice.bin crash with SEGFAULT in libuno_sal.so.3
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: LibreOffice (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium critical
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-11-19 10:17 UTC by Marco
Modified: 2015-07-18 17:27 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Marco 2014-11-19 10:17:25 UTC
I use soffice server-side, essentially to convert ODT documents (after executing some "Basic" macro inside the document) to PDF format.

This is the command line:

    /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin --accept=socket,host=,port=8100;urp;StarOffice.ServiceManager --headless --nodefault --nofirststartwizard --nolockcheck --nologo --norestore

The problem: quite regularly (once/twice a day) it crashes.

These are the lines I get in "/var/log/messages.log" file for each crash:
    Nov 14 23:36:19 MY_HOSTNAME kernel: soffice.bin[6587]: segfault at 18 ip 000000310b616410 sp 00007f5a2fdd1a68 error 6 in libuno_sal.so.3[310b600000+52000]
    Nov 14 23:36:20 MY_HOSTNAME abrt[22154]: Saved core dump of pid 6583 (/usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin) to /var/spool/abrt/ccpp-2014-11-14-23:36:19-6583 (207622144 bytes)

The service here is restored after every crash by a 'monit' running service.

This is the 'top' command output (ordered by VIRT size) while soffice.bin is running:

top - 10:47:38 up 8 days, 17:03,  3 users,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.00
Tasks: 184 total,   1 running, 183 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
Cpu(s):  0.0%us,  0.0%sy,  0.0%ni,100.0%id,  0.0%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.0%si,  0.0%st
Mem:   3822240k total,  1695140k used,  2127100k free,    77296k buffers
Swap:  6012920k total,        0k used,  6012920k free,   874476k cached

14173 root      20   0 1077m 109m  55m S  0.0  2.9   0:03.28 soffice.bin

I suspect the crashes are coupled with the slow but steady increase of memory footprint of soffice.bin process.

The same problem arises on at least four different physical servers, so an hardware problem is unlikely.

This is some additional info about our server:

# uname -a
Linux MY_HOSTNAME 2.6.32-358.23.2.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Wed Oct 16 18:37:12 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

# /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin --version

# head -n 1 /proc/meminfo
MemTotal:        3822240 kB

# file /etc/alternatives/java
/etc/alternatives/java: symbolic link to `/usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.6.0-openjdk.x86_64/bin/java'

I add the "sosreport.tar.xz" file in "/var/spool/abrt/ccpp-2014-11-14-23:36:19-6583/" directory as an attachment to the bug.
Comment 1 Marco 2014-11-19 10:31:41 UTC
I was not able to submit bug with sosreport.tar.xz file attached (it's <1Mb big...).
Sorry, I do not attach coredump since it is 207+MB big...
Comment 2 Julien Nabet 2014-11-19 21:40:23 UTC
4.0.4 has been released more than 1 year ago.

On which Linux distrib are you? Would it be possible you upgrade to last stable LO version 4.3.4? (from LO ppa if Ubuntu for example)
Comment 3 Marco 2014-11-20 09:04:55 UTC
I'm on CentOS release 6.4.
I will see if it is possible to upgrade, we have many dependencies...
If I will be able to upgrade, I'll confirm the presence/resolution of the bug here.
Comment 4 QA Administrators 2015-06-08 14:29:09 UTC
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Comment 5 QA Administrators 2015-07-18 17:27:42 UTC
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