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Bug 18439 - Special:AllMessages crashes X or KDE
Special:AllMessages crashes X or KDE
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 16497
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All Linux
: Normal critical (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2009-04-12 18:16 UTC by Dan Barrett
Modified: 2011-04-30 01:16 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Dan Barrett 2009-04-12 18:16:47 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:

MediaWiki	1.14.0
PHP	5.2.6 (cgi-fcgi)
MySQL	5.0.67-community
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.
Comment 1 Roan Kattouw 2009-04-12 18:19:15 UTC
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 ***

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