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Bug 89007 - Writer crashes/freezes during repagination for save, export or 'Update All'
Summary: Writer crashes/freezes during repagination for save, export or 'Update All'
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Writer (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) All
: medium normal
Assignee: Mike Kaganski
Whiteboard: target:5.1.0
Keywords: bibisected, bisected, regression
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-02-01 08:17 UTC by Oliver Coleman
Modified: 2020-02-26 08:54 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

See Also:
Crash report or crash signature:

repagination breaking document (131.00 KB, application/msword)
2015-02-01 08:17 UTC, Oliver Coleman

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Description Oliver Coleman 2015-02-01 08:17:48 UTC
Created attachment 113015 [details]
repagination breaking document

The attached document causes LO (on Ubuntu 14.10) to crash during repagination when:
 - saving as docx format;
 - exporting to pdf; or 
 - running 'Update All'.

The repagination progress in the status bar gets nearly to the end and then stops. I've left it for about 30 minutes with no change.

To reproduce, open the attached document in LO Writer, perform one of the above listed operations.

I've also observed the same behaviour in LO Presumably related is that using the --convert-to option in headless mode (version on RHEL 6.6) to export to docx and pdf, I get the below output and then it appears to crash as nothing happens again for at least half an hour and the program does not terminate.

Output from headless mode:
(pkix_CacheCert_Add: PKIX_PL_HashTable_Add for Certs skipped: entry existed
(pkix_CacheCert_Add: PKIX_PL_HashTable_Add for Certs skipped: entry existed
.... [same error repeated about ten times] ....
(pkix_CacheCert_Add: PKIX_PL_HashTable_Add for Certs skipped: entry existed
(pkix_CacheCert_Add: PKIX_PL_HashTable_Add for Certs skipped: entry existed
convert  -> /home/coprod/381077-l1._natural_and_built_environments_yr_1.docx using MS Word 2007 XML
Comment 1 Oliver Coleman 2015-02-01 08:27:19 UTC
Actually, regarding the output from headless mode listed in the original issue description, the lines:
(pkix_CacheCert_Add: PKIX_PL_HashTable_Add for Certs skipped: entry existed 

perhaps is a result of using a https:// url for the input file. The tests I performed against LO (on Ubuntu 14.10) used the same file but a copy of it on the local file system.
Comment 2 Marina Latini (SUSE) 2015-02-02 12:07:58 UTC
Can reproduce on:

* Version:
* Build ID: 48d50dbfc06349262c9d50868e5c1f630a573ebd

* Version:
* Build ID: 9629686a67dd1f357477c13325e45a66f3452bb9

* Version:
* Build ID: de093506bcdc5fafd9023ee680b8c60e3e0645d7
* Locale: it_IT

* Version:
* Build ID: 784d069cc1d9f1d6e6a4e543a278376ab483d1eb
* TinderBox: Linux-rpm_deb-x86_64@46-TDF-dbg, Branch:master, Time: 2015-01-25_23:58:40
* Locale: it_IT

Works on
* Version 
* Build ID: 87906242e87d3ddb2ba9827818f2d1416d80cc7

Set status to New.
Version changed to 
added regression keyword
Comment 3 Matthew Francis 2015-02-16 11:58:11 UTC
Bibisect result from 43all:

e2a9149a7723f4e00eb3cafe466e204e5da19e9c is the first bad commit
commit e2a9149a7723f4e00eb3cafe466e204e5da19e9c
Author: Bjoern Michaelsen <>
Date:   Thu Oct 17 05:01:44 2013 +0000

Comment 4 Matthew Francis 2015-02-22 09:23:37 UTC
This hang on .docx export seems to have started at the below commit

Adding Cc: to; Could you possibly take a look at this? Thanks

commit 84203fab20b7eb98f0d3667e6626f5c2139e5a7f
Author:     Oliver-Rainer Wittmann <>
AuthorDate: Mon Jul 9 15:43:44 2012 +0000
Commit:     Caolán McNamara <>
CommitDate: Sat May 11 20:52:52 2013 +0100

    Resolves: #i120016# refine condition for allowing split of a table row
    Found by: Yan Ji, Jian Hong Cheng
    Patch by: Oliver-Rainer Wittmann
    Review by: Jian Hong Cheng
    (cherry picked from commit 472d5610c71b7a74e6d279d8f625cec8b41b8e81)
    Change-Id: I718a0c70c12ed34c4ca3a2826f388b17a84c63e7
Comment 5 David 2015-05-16 20:14:10 UTC
For a long time I've been having problems with crashes when repaginating.  But evidently due to some new updates within about the last 2 weeks to version alpha, the instances of the crashes have increased to the point that LibreOffice is unusable with one of my documents.  Interestingly, I've discovered that removing both kde-integration and gnome-integration seems to have completely fixed the problem.  Having either one installed by itself still caused problems, although it seems having only the gnome-integration installed will cause it to not crash quite as quickly.  With neither installed, I've have repaginated and saved to pdf a number of times now on a document where it always crashed at some point, even before the recent updates to the latest master.  I am running debian stable with an ati radeon video card.  I had been thinking it was a problem because of the tables I'm using, but the program actually seems stable right now without any integration being used.
Comment 6 Mike Kaganski 2015-05-18 13:34:08 UTC
Also reproducible with Version:
Build ID: 88805f81e9fe61362df02b9941de8e38a9b5fd16
Locale: ru_RU

and with
under Win7x64.

Works OK with

Updated version and OS.
Comment 7 Mike Kaganski 2015-05-19 05:28:44 UTC
Patch submitted to gerrit:
Comment 8 David 2015-05-20 18:50:22 UTC
When loading the attached sample document and then immediately doing a page reformat, the document is still freezing with the latest master.
Comment 9 Mike Kaganski 2015-05-21 06:09:36 UTC
(In reply to David from comment #8)
This won't be fixed until the patch in gerrit gets approved and merged into trunk. Then, a notice will be automatically posted here, so that testing will be possible.
Comment 10 Commit Notification 2015-07-15 23:16:14 UTC
Mike Kaganski committed a patch related to this issue.
It has been pushed to "master":

tdf#89007: Fix ShouldRowKeepWithNext condition

It will be available in 5.1.0.

The patch should be included in the daily builds available at in the next 24-48 hours. More
information about daily builds can be found at:
Affected users are encouraged to test the fix and report feedback.
Comment 11 Michael Meeks 2015-07-16 07:07:07 UTC
Please do verify the fix; if it shakes out well - can back-port to -5-0 etc.
Comment 12 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-17 08:45:54 UTC Comment hidden (obsolete)