Fwd: Re: Patch: Possible fix for crash of kfile_flac.cpp

Christian Esken christian.esken at arcor.de
Thu Mar 3 22:38:27 GMT 2005


I am asking for the inclusion of the following patch into KDE3.4.

The patch fixes an easily reproducible crash. This usually affects Multimedia Apps. But as the crash is in a kfile_plugin, it can also crash Konqueror (see forwarded message for details).
The patch has been submitted to kde-multimedia at kde.org on 1.3.2005 for review (see below for result).


----------  Forwarded Message  ----------

Subject: Re: Patch: Possible fix for crash of kfile_flac.cpp
Date: Mittwoch, 2. März 2005 11:57
From: Helio Chissini de Castro <helio at kde.org>
To: "For discussion of multimedia (sound/video) issues under KDE" <kde-multimedia at kde.org>

Ok for me, please forward to core-devel..

On Tuesday 01 March 2005 20:09, Christian Esken wrote:
> Hi,
> I am continuosly experiencing crashes with 0 byte long FLAC files. My first
> guess was Amarok, because Amarok was crashing. The Amarok guys were telling
> me that it is impossible, except when I have an outdated Taglib. Well, my
> Taglib is from kdesupport, so that shouldn't be the case. So I investigated
> a bit more found  out that Konqy crashes as well (in "icon" mode, when
> placing the mouse pointer over such a file). The problem seems to stem from
> kfile_flac.cpp. I read some Taglib Code and now I suspect, that
> kfile_flac.cpp is buggy and that the following fix would be appropriate.
> Result: It doesn't crash anymore. :-)
> But probably somebody with more Taglib knowledge should take a look into
> it. If the patch is good, should it be submitted to kde-core-devel for
> inclusion into KDE3.4?
> Chris


chris at bjork:~/CVS/kdemultimedia/kfile-plugins/flac> cvs diff kfile_flac.cpp
Index: kfile_flac.cpp
RCS file: /home/kde/kdemultimedia/kfile-plugins/flac/kfile_flac.cpp,v
retrieving revision 1.11
diff -u -r1.11 kfile_flac.cpp
--- kfile_flac.cpp      8 Sep 2004 22:03:40 -0000       1.11
+++ kfile_flac.cpp      1 Mar 2005 22:58:26 -0000
@@ -167,7 +167,7 @@
         file = new
TagLib::Ogg::FLAC::File(QFile::encodeName(info.path()).data(), readTech);
-    if (!file || !file->isOpen())
+    if ( !file || ! file->isValid())
         kdDebug(7034) << "Couldn't open " << file->name() << endl;
         delete file;

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