Last modified: 2011-04-30 01:16:44 UTC
On a fresh install of MediaWiki 1.14.0 (no extensions installed), I displayed Special:AllMessages. My client system's X/KDE session immediately terminated and I saw the KDE login prompt.
I was able to reproduce this 2 more times. But not consistently.
The system that crashed is super-stable; no crashes like this previously in over a year.
Server platform where MediaWiki was installed:
PHP 5.2.6 (cgi-fcgi)
Apache - unknown version
No extensions installed
Client platform where I experienced the crash:
- Firefox 3.0.5
- Ubuntu Linux (kernel 2.6.22-16-generic)
- KDE 3.5.8
The only system messages I'd edited on the MediaWiki side were:
with no weird characters of any kind -- just ASCII.
Yes, Special:Allmessages is too big, that's a known bug (see duplicate notice). The fact that KDE crashes because of it is KDE's fault, though: web pages can be huge, and clients should deal with that appropriately.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 16497 ***