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  1. Qt
  2. QTBUG-63647

XmlListModel: memory corruption / occasional crash while parsing XML



    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P3: Somewhat important
    • Resolution: Done
    • Affects Version/s: 5.8.0, 5.9.1
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Labels:
    • Environment:
      Arch Linux, Intel i7-3520M CPU, currently Qt 5.9.1, Plasma 5.10.5.


      There is a certain possibility of a memory corruption while parsing XML though XmlListModel. I was so far unable to create a simple app that can trigger the crash (I'll continue to try unless this is fixed first). For now here is the use-case that triggers the crash:

      Number of users are experiencing more or less regular KDE plasmashell crashes when using Weather Widget applet:


      Specifically when using OpenWeatherMap provider, there are 3 XML files to be parsed (I'm attaching their examples). XmlListModel instances responsible for parsing them are defined in this file:


      Attaching 3 XMLs as examples of parsed files.


      Now the important part, I'm attaching 4 crash dumps. They all have these two signs in common:

      • ListElement::destroy(ListLayout)* (this=0x55b9a736d960, layout=0x55b9a455d4a0) at /tmp/makepkg/qt5-declarative-debug/src/qtdeclarative-opensource-src-5.9.1/src/qml/types/qqmllistmodel.cpp:1138
      • QQuickXmlQueryEngine::run() (this=0x55b9a455c170) at /tmp/makepkg/qt5-declarative-debug/src/qtdeclarative-opensource-src-5.9.1/src/imports/xmllistmodel/qqmlxmllistmodel.cpp:323

      Looking at KDE tracking bug for this https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=375860 the crashes were there at least since Qt 5.8.

      I realize that it looks like plasmashell or widget problem. But it only triggers when using XmlListModel, which is not used by plasmashell or any other running widget. So weather widget it is to blame - and this widget is using almost exclusively QML (there is a small C++ ext. to write and read a cache file though). QML code itself shouldn't trigger a crash, I suppose. That is why I'm filing a bug here.

      As I said I'll try to create a simple app to replicate the crash, but I already spent some time with that and was unable to trigger it. Any help would be appreciated. If you need more info, I'll gladly provide it.


        1. current.xml
          0.6 kB
        2. hourByHour.xml
          18 kB
        3. longTerm.xml
          4 kB
        4. plasmashell-20170704-160029.kcrash
          20 kB
        5. plasmashell-20170915-104740.kcrash
          22 kB
        6. plasmashell-20170921-092612.kcrash
          22 kB
        7. plasmashell-20171002-230014.kcrash
          40 kB
        8. plasmashell-20171005-120631.kcrash
          18 kB
        9. plasmashell-20171010-033548.kcrash
          21 kB
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            shausman Simon Hausmann
            clearmartin Martin Kostolný
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