wineserver assertion failure

Rob Shearman robertshearman at
Wed Sep 17 10:57:33 CDT 2008

Hi Dan,

2008/9/17 Dan Kegel <dank at>:
> Hrm.  Saw this after trying the 'nytimes' crash on Google Chrome
> with yesterday's wine:
> wineserver: object.c:277: release_object: Assertion `obj->refcount' failed.
> If it happens again, I'll report more...

You might want to run with the following added to release_object just
before the "assert( obj->refcount );" to get enough information to be
able to debug the issue if it happens again:

if (!obj->refcount)
    obj->ops->dump( ptr, 1 );

Also, you might want to change the assert into "*(char *)0 = 0" and
enable coredumps (ulimit -c unlimited) so that a core file is
generated that you can debug further with gdb, if necessary.

Rob Shearman

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