Issue 80227 - OpenOffice Crashes when 40 new docs created
Summary: OpenOffice Crashes when 40 new docs created
Alias: None
Product: General
Classification: Code
Component: code (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.2.1
Hardware: PC Windows XP
: P2 Trivial (vote)
Target Milestone: AOO Later
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
: 78597 (view as issue list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-07-31 17:29 UTC by aidan.butler
Modified: 2017-05-20 11:31 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description aidan.butler 2007-07-31 17:29:26 UTC
In openoffice, if I create 40 new documents (ctrl-n 40 times) on the creation of
the 40th doc, openoffice crashes. This is fully reproducable each time. I have
also been able to reproduce it on 2.0.

I have also tried the same thing on Ubuntu with 2.0 and the creation of new docs
works fine.

I have tried this on 3 separate machines with similar results.
Comment 1 Olaf Felka 2007-07-31 17:46:27 UTC
What makes you think that this is a P1 issue? It is just a crash and doesn't
make the Office unusable. Please describe your hardware configuration.
Comment 2 aidan.butler 2007-08-01 10:13:50 UTC
Hardware Configuration:

IBM Thinkpad T42p 
Intel Pentium M 1.80 GHz
2 gigs ram. 
Running Windows XP SP2

As for my P1 assignment, the office was unusable as it had fallen over.

Comment 3 Olaf Felka 2007-08-01 10:20:47 UTC
The office is unusable under *very* special circumstances which seems to be a
not very common user experience.
Comment 4 thorsten.martens 2007-08-01 11:02:16 UTC
TM->AS: as talked about,... it's reproducible on my mashine after 58 new
documents. Please have a look, thanks !
Comment 5 andreas.schluens 2007-08-02 10:37:04 UTC
The problem is the following one: every opened document consumes system
resources (here window handles). And after some open documents there are no
further handles available. As a result of that the whole system cant open any
window (even an attached debugger cant open message boxes ... nor the system
start menu can be opened any longer). So it depends from the system you use ...
and further from the count of already open windows on your desktop how many
office documents can be opened.

The only solution can be: our graphic library VCL must detect how many free
handles are available and stop opening of new windows if a magic number will be

AS->PL: please take over - seams to be more your area .-)
ps: there is no stack trace I can send you ... because even the debugger stopped
working. Everything I saw was related to VCL controls and windows.
Comment 6 philipp.lohmann 2007-08-02 10:49:24 UTC
pl->as: even if we fix that the next thing is you will complain that the window
does not appear.

pl->hdu: this is duplicate to your most beloved stacktrace, no more resources,
no more function.
Comment 7 andreas.schluens 2007-08-02 11:32:47 UTC
*** Issue 78597 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Comment 8 2007-08-08 11:42:21 UTC
Comment 9 kpalagin 2008-01-12 18:39:45 UTC
Dear developers,
any plans for this issue?
Comment 10 Marcus 2017-05-20 11:31:02 UTC
Reset assigne to the default "".