With a standard SuSE 10.1 system:
1. Start Gnumeric
2. Enter =rept("x",1e6)
*poof* X server dies and takes all programs with it.
With the above recipe, Gnumeric will ask pango to draw a string that is a
million characters long. This used to work in the sense of not crashing
anything but, if memory serves, pango pango would wrap around.
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The xdpyinfo output for the display. May or may not be relevant.
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Server log file.
Sorry about the phenomenal bug spam, guys. Adding xorg-team@ to the QA contact so bugs don't get lost in future.
I tried to enter the formula
in Gnumeric 1.8.1 and X Window System Version 1.3.0 (Gentoo package x11-base/xorg-server-126.96.36.199-r5). It does not crash. It does show a lot of "x" in the cell though.
I tried to add another 0 and it started swapping like crazy but still no server crash. It does not show any "x"-es any more and Gnumeric becomes very unresponsive (several seconds) when clicking in the cell with the formula or switching to it from another application.
worksforme on server-1.5-branch. closing.