[Pidgin] #16582: Freeze on pasting a link in IM window

Pidgin trac at pidgin.im
Fri Feb 20 07:23:05 EST 2015

#16582: Freeze on pasting a link in IM window
 Reporter:  cipri_tom  |      Owner:
     Type:  defect     |     Status:  new
Milestone:             |  Component:  pidgin (gtk)
  Version:  2.10.11    |   Keywords:

 I have been using Pidgin for some years now but this is the first time it
 is happening. I can reproduce it on my system. This is what happens:
 I open the window for a friend and I paste the following link:

 Then I press <space>. The line gets broken, the window tries to resize the
 text input field, but pidgin freezes. In System Monitor I see it taking
 96% CPU and leaking memory (going from 40 Mb to 230+ in small steps). The
 only way to end it is to kill it (not terminate, kill).

 I believe it is UI related, so I have not tried to modify the window size
 as it might not be reproducible. Other links work fine.

 I generated a backtrace and a debug file while crashing. Note that for the
 backtrace I had to stop the program after the freeze (ctrl+z), otherwise
 bt is empty. Some function names are missing because the libs are
 stripped. I tried to install the -dbg version (e.g. libgtk-3-0-dbg) but
 it's not used...

Ticket URL: <https://developer.pidgin.im/ticket/16582>
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