I am suffering a bad stability regression with GNOME 3 in openSUSE 13.1.
With a certain Huawei USB 3G stick, I've had to restart ModemManager
(via pkill ModemManager) and/or pull and reinsert the USB stick for
years. This is necessary since ModemManager fails to properly close
open ports when a connection breaks. Not ideal, but effective.
With GNOME 3 on openSUSE 13.1, often this leads to GNOME Shell going
down in flames when I try to reestablish a mobile broadband connection
[88116.886900] gnome-shell: segfault at d445000 ip 00007fa416282eb6 sp 00007fff06649fc8 error 4 in libc-2.18.so[7fa41615a000+1a5000]
[88144.679178] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: irq 46 for MSI/MSI-X
[88144.779906] e1000e 0000:00:19.0: irq 46 for MSI/MSI-X
[88144.780145] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): enp0s25: link is not ready
[88144.782651] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: L1 Enabled; Disabling L0S
[88144.789305] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Radio type=0x1-0x2-0x0
[88144.872905] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlp3s0: link is not ready
[88170.571392] gnome-shell: segfault at 6675000 ip 00007f2f3b713eb6 sp 00007fffe8e24d68 error 4 in libc-2.18.so[7f2f3b5eb000+1a5000]
[88253.631370] gnome-shell: segfault at 6a5e000 ip 00007fda95f25eb6 sp 00007fff8c9a17f8 error 4 in libc-2.18.so[7fda95dfd000+1a5000]
Logging out is not sufficient, I really need to reboot the machine
when that happens to get mobile broadband to work again.
Is GNOME Shell really a monolithic mega process that allows one aspect
of it to tear down the entire desktop environment when GNOME 2 would
handle a pkill gnome-shell very satisfactorily? The primary question
is this, though: How can I provide input for someone to have a reasonable
chance of fixing it?
Dr. Gerald Pfeifer <gp(a)suse.com>
Sr. Director Product Management and Operations, SUSE
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