Pulseeffects random crashes since Stable 2018-4-28 update

I get random crashes of pulseeffects since the 4-28 Stable update

System:    Host: orphaned-inode Kernel: 4.14.36-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Xfce 4.12.4 
           Distro: Manjaro Linux 17.1.9 Hakoila 
Machine:   Type: Desktop Mobo: ASUSTeK model: TUF Z270 MARK 1 v: Rev 1.xx serial: N/A 
           UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: 1203 date: 12/25/2017 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-7700 bits: 64 type: MT MCP L2 cache: 8192 KiB 
           Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/4200 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 
           7: 800 8: 800 
Graphics:  Card-1: NVIDIA GK208 [GeForce GT 730] driver: nvidia v: 390.48 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: nvidia 
           resolution: 1366x768~60Hz, 1366x768~60Hz, 1366x768~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 730/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.48 
Audio:     Card-1: Intel 200 Series PCH HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Card-2: NVIDIA GK208 HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.14.36-1-MANJARO 

Here is the core dump.

ay 01 13:25:53 orphaned-inode systemd-coredump[10680]: Process 815 (python3) of user 1000 dumped core.
                                                        
                                                        Stack trace of thread 1051:
                                                        #0  0x00007eff0d6b6860 raise (libc.so.6)
                                                        #1  0x00007eff0d6b7ec9 abort (libc.so.6)
                                                        #2  0x00007efef3177caf n/a (libpulse.so.0)
                                                        #3  0x00007efef2f157a2 n/a (libpulsecommon-11.1.so)
                                                        #4  0x00007efef2f15b8a n/a (libpulsecommon-11.1.so)
                                                        #5  0x00007efef2f16440 n/a (libpulsecommon-11.1.so)
                                                        #6  0x00007efef3178ea8 pa_mainloop_dispatch (libpulse.so.0)
                                                        #7  0x00007efef3179280 pa_mainloop_iterate (libpulse.so.0)
                                                        #8  0x00007efef3179301 pa_mainloop_run (libpulse.so.0)
                                                        #9  0x00007efef31876ae n/a (libpulse.so.0)
                                                        #10 0x00007efef2f2681c n/a (libpulsecommon-11.1.so)
                                                        #11 0x00007eff0da4008c start_thread (libpthread.so.0)
                                                        #12 0x00007eff0d777e7f __clone (libc.so.6)
                                                        
                                                        Stack trace of thread 1015:
                                                        #0  0x00007eff0d76d97b __poll (libc.so.6)
                                                        #1  0x00007eff0b78c523 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                        #2  0x00007eff0b78c8e2 g_main_loop_run (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                        #3  0x00007eff0b063348 n/a (libgio-2.0.so.0)
                                                        #4  0x00007eff0b7b4a2a n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                        #5  0x00007eff0da4008c start_thread (libpthread.so.0)
                                                        #6  0x00007eff0d777e7f __clone (libc.so.6)
                                                        
                                                        Stack trace of thread 815:
                                                        #0  0x00007eff0d76d97b __poll (libc.so.6)
                                                        #1  0x00007eff0b78c523 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                        #2  0x00007eff0b78c63e g_main_context_iteration (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                        #3  0x00007eff0b03597e g_application_run (libgio-2.0.so.0)
                                                        #4  0x00007eff0b53d1c8 ffi_call_unix64 (libffi.so.6)




Any insight appreciated. Sorry about the formatting on the coredump, dunno how to fix that.

Regards and thanks.

Since it is an AUR package it may need a rebuild

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Hi Lolix

Going to try that and report back. Thnx very much for the suggestion and read.
Regards

Uninstalled using Yaourt. Rebooted. Rebuilt and installed using Yaourt. Rebooted. Started things again. Think I have isolated the cause. Started the gui for pulseeffects, then VLC. Played some music. No problem. While this was going on started Firefox, then to a page with streaming audio and Pulseeffects crashed. This was with Firefox 60 rc1. Firefox 59.0.2 will so far run with streaming audio--and the Firefox entry for the stream in the "Applications" section of Pulseeffects without problems. Given the short period of time since my rebuild and troubleshooting to this point I am going to guess the culprit is Firefox 60rc1. Here is the dump

type or paste coMay 01 15:33:08 orphaned-inode systemd-coredump[1756]: Process 802 (python3) of user 1000 dumped core.
                                                       
                                                       Stack trace of thread 1030:
                                                       #0  0x00007f2ee200bf11 __strlen_avx2 (libc.so.6)
                                                       #1  0x00007f2eddf6c5d2 n/a (_ctypes.cpython-36m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so)
                                                       #2  0x00007f2ee1b0a22d _PyObject_GenericGetAttrWithDict (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                       #3  0x00007f2ee1a6f4da _PyEval_EvalFrameDefault (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                       #4  0x00007f2ee1acb04b _PyFunction_FastCallDict (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                       #5  0x00007f2ee1abb0cf _PyObject_FastCallDict (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                       #6  0x00007f2ee1abbe13 _PyObject_Call_Prepend (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                       #7  0x00007f2ee1abbefb PyObject_Call (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                       #8  0x00007f2eddf69051 n/a (_ctypes.cpython-36m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so)
                                                       #9  0x00007f2edfd6ffbf ffi_closure_unix64_inner (libffi.so.6)
                                                       #10 0x00007f2edfd70330 ffi_closure_unix64 (libffi.so.6)
                                                       #11 0x00007f2ec799e686 n/a (libpulse.so.0)
                                                       #12 0x00007f2ec7749ac2 n/a (libpulsecommon-11.1.so)
                                                       #13 0x00007f2ec7749e53 pa_pdispatch_run (libpulsecommon-11.1.so)
                                                       #14 0x00007f2ec799d520 n/a (libpulse.so.0)
                                                       #15 0x00007f2ec774cc1f n/a (libpulsecommon-11.1.so)
                                                       #16 0x00007f2ec774f7cb n/a (libpulsecommon-11.1.so)
                                                       #17 0x00007f2ec774fb8a n/a (libpulsecommon-11.1.so)
                                                       #18 0x00007f2ec7750440 n/a (libpulsecommon-11.1.so)
                                                       #19 0x00007f2ec79b2ea8 pa_mainloop_dispatch (libpulse.so.0)
                                                       #20 0x00007f2ec79b3280 pa_mainloop_iterate (libpulse.so.0)
                                                       #21 0x00007f2ec79b3301 pa_mainloop_run (libpulse.so.0)
                                                       #22 0x00007f2ec79c16ae n/a (libpulse.so.0)
                                                       #23 0x00007f2ec776081c n/a (libpulsecommon-11.1.so)
                                                       #24 0x00007f2ee227308c start_thread (libpthread.so.0)
                                                       #25 0x00007f2ee1faae7f __clone (libc.so.6)
                                                       
                                                       Stack trace of thread 972:
                                                       #0  0x00007f2ee1fa097b __poll (libc.so.6)
                                                       #1  0x00007f2edffbf523 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                       #2  0x00007f2edffbf63e g_main_context_iteration (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                       #3  0x00007f2edffbf692 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                       #4  0x00007f2edffe7a2a n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                       #5  0x00007f2ee227308c start_thread (libpthread.so.0)
                                                       #6  0x00007f2ee1faae7f __clone (libc.so.6)
                                                       
                                                       Stack trace of thread 1167:
                                                       #0  0x00007f2ee1fa097b __poll (libc.so.6)
                                                       #1  0x00007f2ec79c1773 n/a (libpulse.so.0)
                                                       #2  0x00007f2ec79b2bd0 pa_mainloop_poll (libpulse.so.0)
                                                       #3  0x00007f2ec79b3271 pa_mainloop_iterate (libpulse.so.0)
                                                       #4  0x00007f2ec79b3301 pa_mainloop_run (libpulse.so.0)
                                                       #5  0x00007f2ec79c16ae n/a (libpulse.so.0)
                                                       #6  0x00007f2ec776081c n/a (libpulsecommon-11.1.so)
                                                       #7  0x00007f2ee227308c start_thread (libpthread.so.0)
                                                       #8  0x00007f2ee1faae7f __clone (libc.so.6)
                                                       
                                                       Stack trace of thread 975:
                                                       #0  0x00007f2ee1fa097b __poll (libc.so.6


Regards and thanks

So far so good with Firefox 59. Question--I have done a little searching but have not found anything helpful insofar as how to read and make sense of the coredump.....anyone have any suggestionbs about where I might find this? I used journalctl -p err -b to get this dump. How does one interpret it's contents??

Regards and many thanks

Apparently the problem isnt with Firefox, seems like there may be someitng either in Python or pulseaudio that caused this. Running VLC with pulseeffects GUI openon one of the monitors and it and the sound disappeared along with the window. This is a rather long stacktrace.

May 02 18:11:27 orphaned-inode systemd-coredump[31897]: Process 799 (python3) of user 1000 dumped core.

                                                    Stack trace of thread 799:
                                                    #0  0x00007f30b47c5860 raise (libc.so.6)
                                                    #1  0x00007f30b47c6ec9 abort (libc.so.6)
                                                    #2  0x00007f309e047db4 pa_queue_push (libpulsecommon-11.1.so)
                                                    #3  0x00007f309e045884 pa_pstream_send_packet (libpulsecommon-11.1.so)
                                                    #4  0x00007f309e0440eb n/a (libpulsecommon-11.1.so)
                                                    #5  0x00007f309e044267 pa_pstream_send_tagstruct_with_creds (libpulsecommon-11.1.so)
                                                    #6  0x00007f309e2a44bf pa_context_get_sink_input_info (libpulse.so.0)
                                                    #7  0x00007f30b264c1c8 ffi_call_unix64 (libffi.so.6)
                                                    #8  0x00007f30b264bc2a ffi_call (libffi.so.6)
                                                    #9  0x00007f30b084557e _ctypes_callproc (_ctypes.cpython-36m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so)
                                                    #10 0x00007f30b0845fb5 n/a (_ctypes.cpython-36m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so)
                                                    #11 0x00007f30b4396ef5 _PyObject_FastCallDict (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                    #12 0x00007f30b43a7b2e n/a (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                    #13 0x00007f30b434b45a _PyEval_EvalFrameDefault (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                    #14 0x00007f30b43a753b n/a (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                    #15 0x00007f30b43a7abe n/a (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                    #16 0x00007f30b434b45a _PyEval_EvalFrameDefault (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                    #17 0x00007f30b43a704b _PyFunction_FastCallDict (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                    #18 0x00007f30b43970cf _PyObject_FastCallDict (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                    #19 0x00007f30b4397e13 _PyObject_Call_Prepend (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                    #20 0x00007f30b4397efb PyObject_Call (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                    #21 0x00007f30b30598ee n/a (_gi.cpython-36m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so)
                                                    #22 0x00007f30b264bfbf ffi_closure_unix64_inner (libffi.so.6)
                                                    #23 0x00007f30b264c330 ffi_closure_unix64 (libffi.so.6)
                                                    #24 0x00007f30b289bcb3 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                    #25 0x00007f30b289b1d6 g_main_context_dispatch (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                    #26 0x00007f30b289b5b1 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                    #27 0x00007f30b289b63e g_main_context_iteration (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                    #28 0x00007f30b214497e g_application_run (libgio-2.0.so.0)
                                                    #29 0x00007f30b264c1c8 ffi_call_unix64 (libffi.so.6)
                                                    #30 0x00007f30b264bc2a ffi_call (libffi.so.6)
                                                    #31 0x00007f30b305bc79 n/a (_gi.cpython-36m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so)
                                                    #32 0x00007f30b305d9f8 n/a (_gi.cpython-36m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so)
                                                    #33 0x00007f30b4397efb PyObject_Call (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                    #34 0x00007f30b434cbbf _PyEval_EvalFrameDefault (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                    #35 0x00007f30b43a6354 n/a (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                    #36 0x00007f30b43a776f n/a (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                    #37 0x00007f30b43a7abe n/a (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                    #38 0x00007f30b434b45a _PyEval_EvalFrameDefault (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                    #39 0x00007f30b43a7fa8 PyEval_EvalCodeEx (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                    #40 0x00007f30b434afcc PyEval_EvalCode (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                    #41 0x00007f30b441e064 n/a (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                    #42 0x00007f30b4420831 PyRun_FileExFlags (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                    #43 0x00007f30b4420a34 PyRun_SimpleFileExFlags (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                    #44 0x00007f30b441676e Py_Main (libpython3.6m.so.1.0)
                                                    #45 0x000055abf6275c39 main (python3.6)
                                                    #46 0x00007f30b47b1f4a __libc_start_main (libc.so.6)
                                                    #47 0x000055abf6275dba _start (python3.6)
                                                    
                                                    Stack trace of thread 23335:
                                                    #0  0x00007f30b487c97b __poll (libc.so.6)
                                                    #1  0x00007f309e2b9773 n/a (libpulse.so.0)
                                                    #2  0x00007f309e2aabd0 pa_mainloop_poll (libpulse.so.0)
                                                    #3  0x00007f309e2ab271 pa_mainloop_iterate (libpulse.so.0)
                                                    #4  0x00007f309e2ab301 pa_mainloop_run (libpulse.so.0)
                                                    #5  0x00007f309e2b96ae n/a (libpulse.so.0)
                                                    #6  0x00007f309e05881c n/a (libpulsecommon-11.1.so)
                                                    #7  0x00007f30b4b4f08c start_thread (libpthread.so.0)
                                                    #8  0x00007f30b4886e7f __clone (libc.so.6)
                                                    
                                                    Stack trace of thread 23336:
                                                    #0  0x00007f30b4881879 syscall (libc.so.6)
                                                    #1  0x00007f30b28e2411 g_cond_wait (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                    #2  0x00007f308e7d3c30 n/a (libgstcoreelements.so)
                                                    #3  0x00007f309d18f513 n/a (libgstreamer-1.0.so.0)
                                                    #4  0x00007f30b28c4463 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                    #5  0x00007f30b28c3a2a n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                    #6  0x00007f30b4b4f08c start_thread (libpthread.so.0)
                                                    #7  0x00007f30b4886e7f __clone (libc.so.6)
                                                    
                                                    Stack trace of thread 1002:
                                                    #0  0x00007f30b487c97b __poll (libc.so.6)
                                                    #1  0x00007f30b289b523 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                    #2  0x00007f30b289b8e2 g_main_loop_run (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                    #3  0x00007f30b2172348 n/a (libgio-2.0.so.0)
                                                    #4  0x00007f30b28c3a2a n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                    #5  0x00007f30b4b4f08c start_thread (libpthread.so.0)
                                                    #6  0x00007f30b4886e7f __clone (libc.so.6)
                                                    
                                                    Stack trace of thread 23337:
                                                    #0  0x00007f30b4881879 syscall (libc.so.6)
                                                    #1  0x00007f30b28e2411 g_cond_wait (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                    #2  0x00007f308f157647 n/a (libgstaudio-1.0.so.0)
                                                    #3  0x00007f308f15990c gst_audio_ring_buffer_read (libgstaudio-1.0.so.0)
                                                    #4  0x00007f308f177c14 n/a (libgstaudio-1.0.so.0)
                                                    #5  0x00007f308eef7323 n/a (libgstbase-1.0.so.0)
                                                    #6  0x00007f308eefa601 n/a (libgstbase-1.0.so.0)
                                                    #7  0x00007f309d18f513 n/a (libgstreamer-1.0.so.0)
                                                    #8  0x00007f30b28c4463 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                    #9  0x00007f30b28c3a2a n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                    #10 0x00007f30b4b4f08c start_thread (libpthread.so.0)
                                                    #11 0x00007f30b4886e7f __clone (libc.so.6)
                                                    
                                                    Stack trace of thread 23338:
                                                    #0  0x00007f30b4b553bd pthread_cond_wait@@GLIBC_2.3.2 (libpthread.so.0)
                                                    #1  0x00007f309e2b9d89 pa_threaded_mainloop_wait (libpulse.so.0)
                                                    #2  0x00007f308f3f878b n/a (libgstpulseaudio.so)
                                                    #3  0x00007f308f17c55c n/a (libgstaudio-1.0.so.0)
                                                    #4  0x00007f30b28c3a2a n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                    #5  0x00007f30b4b4f08c start_thread (libpthread.so.0)
                                                    #6  0x00007f30b4886e7f __clone (libc.so.6)
                                                    
                                                    Stack trace of thread 1001:
                                                    #0  0x00007f30b487c97b __poll (libc.so.6)
                                                    #1  0x00007f30b289b523 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                    #2  0x00007f30b289b63e g_main_context_iteration (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                    #3  0x00007f30b289b692 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                    #4  0x00007f30b28c3a2a n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                    #5  0x00007f30b4b4f08c start_thread (libpthread.so.0)
                                                    #6  0x00007f30b4886e7f __clone (libc.so.6)
                                                    
                                                    Stack trace of thread 1039:
                                                    #0  0x00007f30b487c97b __poll (libc.so.6)
                                                    #1  0x00007f30b289b523 n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                    #2  0x00007f30b289b63e g_main_context_iteration (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                    #3  0x00007f309060af4e n/a (libdconfsettings.so)
                                                    #4  0x00007f30b28c3a2a n/a (libglib-2.0.so.0)
                                                    #5  0x00007f30b4b4f08c start_thread (libpthread.so.0)
                                                    #6  0x00007f30b4886e7f __clone (libc.so.6)
                                                    
                                                    Stack trace of thread 1040:
                                                    #0  0x00007f30b487c97b __poll (libc.so.6)
                                                    #1  0x00007f309e2b9773 n/a (libpulse.so.0)
                                                    #2  0x00007f309e2aabd0 pa_mainloop_poll (libpulse.so.0)
                                                    #3  0x00007f309e2ab271 pa_mainloop_iterate (libpulse.so.0)
                                                    #4  0x00007f309e2ab301 pa_mainloop_run (libpulse.so.0)
                                                    #5  0x00007f309e2b96ae n/a (libpulse.so.0)
                                                    #6  0x00007f309e05881c n/a (libpulsecommon-11.1.so)
                                                    #7  0x00007f30b4b4f08c start_thread (libpthread.so.0)
                                                    #8  0x00007f30b4886e7f __clone (libc.so.6)
                                                    
                                                    Stack trace of thread 23334:
                                                    #0  0x00007f30b487c97b __poll (libc.so.6)
                                                    #1  0x00007f309e2b9773 n/a (libpulse.so.0)
                                                    #2  0x00007f309e2aabd0 pa_mainloop_poll (libpulse.so.0)
                                                    #3  0x00007f309e2ab271 pa_mainloop_iterate (libpulse.so.0)
                                                    #4  0x00007f309e2ab301 pa_mainloop_run (libpulse.so.0)
                                                    #5  0x00007f309e2b96ae n/a (libpulse.so.0)
                                                    #6  0x00007f309e05881c n/a (libpulsecommon-11.1.so)
                                                    #7  0x00007f30b4b4f08c start_thread (libpthread.so.0)
                                                    #8  0x00007f30b4886e7f __clone (libc.so.6)
Any help would be appreciated.  I dont find any other logs in /var/log  that have anything to do with this. 

Regards

OK. For anyone else experiencing weirdness in pulseeffects...Went back through Pulseeffects dependencies here


for Arch Linux. - Found a bunch of stuff not matching or not there dependency wise among (to me) the most notables, a different version of GTK3 installed in my system (see my first post for inxi). Different version of calf, no lsp-plugins, no zam. Different Jackd version. I did not change GTK but aside from some of the phython requirements (after all pulseeffects ran before the strangeness started, yes?? just started crashing unexpectedly) I tried to satisy more or less what was in the dependency list for Arch. Dont know if this helps anyone or not but thought I would pass on some of what I found. Have weirdness or crashes with pulseeffects, look at the github page and check dependencies. Hopefully this will fix my annoying problem.
Regards

I see that most of the dependencies in parenthesis are from git, is to use this packages? When I compile from AUR it goes well using the ones I have in my computter from stable Manjaro.

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Dependencies inside the parenthesis are alternative packages that provide the same dependency

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Thanks for the info!

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Yes same here thanks for the info.

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I've been getting some strange crashes since ff v60 release as well. So far, ff and audacious have crashed unexpectedly with no crash reports listed in about:crashes. I don't have "Pulseeffects" installed but the red sea stack trace lines of "Web Content" (ff container), "firefox", and "audacious" appear to be similar to the ones you've posted. I do have some custom equalizer settings (within audacious) enabled. I can't remember for sure, but it I believe ff "mostly" crashes when audacious is streaming music.

As to the frequency of crashes, it's all random. Maybe once a day...but definitely since the timeframe when ff v60 was released.

My problems disappeared since going to ff61, currently 61.0b9. Dont know whether this will make any difference but might be worth a look.

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