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I was using irssi about 30 minutes ago now on Ubuntu server 12.04. Everything was perfectly fine and then all of the sudden something happened (my guess is a power failure). The box was restarted. When I logged back in and ran irssi, I got the following:

*** glibc detected *** irssi: double free or corruption (out): 0x0000000002085a40 ***
======= Backtrace: =========
======= Memory map: ========
00400000-004d0000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 1319015                            /usr/bin/irssi
006cf000-006d0000 r--p 000cf000 08:01 1319015                            /usr/bin/irssi
006d0000-006dc000 rw-p 000d0000 08:01 1319015                            /usr/bin/irssi
006dc000-006dd000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0
02078000-02099000 rw-p 00000000 00:00 0                                  [heap]
7ffc0025b000-7ffc00270000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 655404                     /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
7ffc00270000-7ffc0046f000 ---p 00015000 08:01 655404                     /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
7ffc0046f000-7ffc00470000 r--p 00014000 08:01 655404                     /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
7ffc00470000-7ffc00471000 rw-p 00015000 08:01 655404                     /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
7ffc00471000-7ffc0073a000 r--p 00000000 08:01 1320172                    /usr/lib/locale/locale-archive
7ffc0073a000-7ffc00746000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 655391                     /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
7ffc00746000-7ffc00945000 ---p 0000c000 08:01 655391                     /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
7ffc00945000-7ffc00946000 r--p 0000b000 08:01 655391                     /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
7ffc00946000-7ffc00947000 rw-p 0000c000 08:01 655391                     /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
7ffc00947000-7ffc00951000 r-xp 00000000 08:01 655392                     /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/
7ffc00951000-7ffc00b51000 ---p 0000a000 08:01 655392                     /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/

Followed by many more lines. Is there anything I can do to fix this?

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Turns out you can get this error if you have a syntax error in your ~/.irssi/config file.

I was missing a " in front of one of my lines, and adding that back fixed everything. I wouldn't have noticed a thing, if a friend hadn't asked a question.

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