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This test case is designed to confirm that abrt can properly detect and diagnose application crashes from C/C++ programs.

How to test

  1. In /etc/abrt/abrt.conf, ensure a reporting mechanism is configured for the CCpp plugin. A sample configuration that uses the Logger reporting plugin is noted below
    CCpp = Logger
  2. Restart the abrtd service
    service abrtd restart
  3. Choose a C or C++ application to crash. For this example, we will use the sleep command which is provided by Package-x-generic-16.pngcoreutils.
  4. Run the application you wish to capture a crash. If using the sleep command, open a terminal and run the command:
    sleep 5m
  5. In another terminal, force an application crash by locating the process id, and using the kill command. For example,
    pkill -SIGSEGV sleep
  6. A desktop notification should appear in notification area.
  7. Open abrt-gui by clicking on it.
  8. Pick the crash from the list, generate a crash report by pressing "Report" button, then choosing one of configured reporters (e.g. Logger, the simplest one).

Expected Results

  1. The abrt application detects the failure by updating the desktop icon
  2. Clicking the icon, or running the command abrt-gui displays the recently failed application
  3. Selecting the application from abrt-gui and reporting the failure generates a proper backtrace. Proper backtrace should have symbolic information, for example:
Core was generated by `sleep 1260'.
Program terminated with signal 6, Aborted.
#0  0x00007f4b65f45380 in __nanosleep_nocancel () from /lib64/

Thread 1 (Thread 8328):
#0  0x00007f4b65f45380 in __nanosleep_nocancel () from /lib64/
No symbol table info available.
#1  0x00000000004037ab in rpl_nanosleep (requested_delay=0x7fff893f35c0, 
    remaining_delay=0x0) at nanosleep.c:69
        r = -516
        delay = {tv_sec = 1260, tv_nsec = 0}
        t0 = {tv_sec = 29277, tv_nsec = 542118648}
#2  0x000000000040321b in xnanosleep (seconds=<value optimized out>)
    at xnanosleep.c:112
        overflow = false
        ts_sleep = {tv_sec = 1260, tv_nsec = 0}
        __PRETTY_FUNCTION__ = "xnanosleep"
#3  0x000000000040176c in main (argc=2, argv=0x7fff893f3758) at sleep.c:147
        i = 2
        seconds = 1260
        ok = true