Zoom makes Fedora crash

After a few minutes of using Zoom in a video conf, my Fedora crashes (suddenly a black screen).
It looks like a protection of the CPU (very intensive task? high temperature?).
Strange, because the same machine booted on old win7 works fine with zoom .

My investigation found nothing else. Any ideas are welcomed!

Relevant restarts below

journalctl --list-boots
  -3 f9b6f1e19ab7419d8f5f2f3241137a01 Thu 2021-09-30 13:19:48 CEST—Thu 2021-09-30 12:37:24 CEST
  -2 d30da00d4d7b4efab9af69c5bc1cf20d Thu 2021-09-30 14:38:22 CEST—Thu 2021-09-30 12:45:52 CEST

from the larger list

  -6 5f156b5531894b5e833f0fb4e740d7ae Mon 2021-09-27 11:49:42 CEST—Mon 2021-09-27 11:03:52 CEST
  -5 0102bf995a5d46fa83828b11127c2142 Mon 2021-09-27 14:48:42 CEST—Mon 2021-09-27 13:02:18 CEST
  -4 ebe31a202f884c47a9dc626bbc60be7e Mon 2021-09-27 15:02:31 CEST—Mon 2021-09-27 13:16:24 CEST
  -3 f9b6f1e19ab7419d8f5f2f3241137a01 Thu 2021-09-30 13:19:48 CEST—Thu 2021-09-30 12:37:24 CEST
  -2 d30da00d4d7b4efab9af69c5bc1cf20d Thu 2021-09-30 14:38:22 CEST—Thu 2021-09-30 12:45:52 CEST
  -1 c713a6fb18084ca2a85cff647f18b795 Thu 2021-09-30 19:35:33 CEST—Thu 2021-09-30 18:06:16 CEST
   0 8cbfa924276f450facbe36b4787022d8 Fri 2021-10-01 12:22:40 CEST—Fri 2021-10-01 10:30:59 CEST

Now if I try journalctl -b -4 it does not point to the correct time/boot: why?

[giuliohome@localhost ~]$ journalctl -b -4
-- Journal begins at Fri 2020-01-24 21:49:40 CET, ends at Fri 2021-10-01 10:41:14 CEST. --
Sep 30 14:38:22 localhost.localdomain kernel: microcode: microcode updated early to revision 0x2f, date = 2019-02-17
Sep 30 14:38:22 localhost.localdomain kernel: Linux version 5.13.10-200.fc34.x86_64 (mockbuild@bkernel01.iad2.fedoraproject.org) (gcc (GCC) 11.2.1 20210728 (Red Hat 11>
Sep 30 14:38:22 localhost.localdomain kernel: Command line: BOOT_IMAGE=(hd0,msdos5)/vmlinuz-5.13.10-200.fc34.x86_64 root=UUID=169f454d-3ccf-4ed3-a633-9452941d6b44 ro r>
Sep 30 14:38:22 localhost.localdomain kernel: x86/fpu: Supporting XSAVE feature 0x001: 'x87 floating point registers'

This is the result of the verification.

giuliohome@localhost ~]$ journalctl --verify

PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@0005cbb5df29168d-9249c7ae780e1a65.journal~                          
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@1271020bc32f439188d0c76bfbd27b2a-00000000000fa7d3-0005af3d4ce8be00.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000.journal                                                          
<font color="#C01C28"><b>1f3e080: Data object&apos;s entry array not sorted</b></font>                                                                                      
<font color="#C01C28"><b>File corruption detected at /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@243cb23e012442ed8316e4f621e325e5-000000000016ada8-0005c01ae9ba0697.journal:20dee20 (of 41943040 bytes, 82%).</b></font>
<font color="#D7D75F"><b>FAIL: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@243cb23e012442ed8316e4f621e325e5-000000000016ada8-0005c01ae9ba0697.journal (Bad message)</b></font>
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@46e3b25605cb4c90aa2310e507e7cc17-0000000000116bad-0005b1ada4378976.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@1271020bc32f439188d0c76bfbd27b2a-000000000005d970-0005a511481105c4.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@00059fcb48bbd0c9-7ec6c023356c789f.journal~                          
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@0005a22346626d89-b36cd4b6fa3be627.journal~                          
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@1271020bc32f439188d0c76bfbd27b2a-00000000000d2871-0005aa5767634fe3.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@0005b39f086b532e-2288efd4214d1971.journal~                          
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@c520a1ef1f3e4b5594e11af10c4418ab-00000000000338fb-0005a2388de8216c.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@1271020bc32f439188d0c76bfbd27b2a-0000000000000001-0005a224f294db69.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@a7f34c323fd44956ab23b5de8ffc542d-000000000016b2b8-0005c01aef6c6750.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@d1abc44f5a994c89af4553658b95d08f-00000000000fa949-0005af3d4f9af4c6.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@0968b74d0c3c4fb5b7d9b6260900396d-00000000000fb782-0005af4238bb639a.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@243cb23e012442ed8316e4f621e325e5-0000000000000001-0005b3c1bb3d6fde.journal
<font color="#D7D75F"><b>166dfe8: Unused data (entry_offset==0)</b></font>                                                                                             
<font color="#C01C28"><b>166dfe8: Invalid hash (e743277dee4dd0c1 vs. 140aacba356f16f6)</b></font>                                                                      
<font color="#C01C28"><b>166dfe8: Invalid object contents: Bad message</b></font>                                                                                      
<font color="#C01C28"><b>File corruption detected at /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@0005cbb5e02eeeb0-532d34d9069d91f7.journal~:166dfe8 (of 25165824 bytes, 93%).</b></font>
<font color="#D7D75F"><b>FAIL: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@0005cbb5e02eeeb0-532d34d9069d91f7.journal~ (Bad message)</b></font>
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@1271020bc32f439188d0c76bfbd27b2a-00000000000ee5cb-0005ae1b4223762a.journal
<font color="#C01C28"><b>4d8598: Data object references invalid entry at e0e7b8</b></font>                                                                             
<font color="#C01C28"><b>File corruption detected at /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system.journal:e0dcf8 (of 16777216 bytes, 87%).</b></font>      
<font color="#D7D75F"><b>FAIL: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system.journal (Bad message)</b></font>
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@243cb23e012442ed8316e4f621e325e5-000000000014bacc-0005babdc3e01c34.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@71fcdadaba594a10ad60c5f6f76abafd-000000000004c5db-0005ccd50c795687.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@71fcdadaba594a10ad60c5f6f76abafd-0000000000024915-0005cbfb4f6aa75a.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@1271020bc32f439188d0c76bfbd27b2a-00000000000338fc-0005a2388df304dd.journal
<font color="#C01C28"><b>4d26bf8: Data object&apos;s entry array not sorted</b></font>                                                                                      
<font color="#C01C28"><b>File corruption detected at /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@0005cb4d423bb638-a09f5767523d0e3b.journal~:6081760 (of 109051904 bytes, 92%).</b></font>
<font color="#D7D75F"><b>FAIL: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@0005cb4d423bb638-a09f5767523d0e3b.journal~ (Bad message)</b></font>
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@0005cd340d3a7c44-8fd7ebd092f7c8f7.journal~                          
<font color="#C01C28"><b>655fc8: Invalid entry item (0/28 offset: 000000</b></font>                                                                                    
<font color="#C01C28"><b>655fc8: Invalid object contents: Bad message</b></font>                                                                                       
<font color="#C01C28"><b>File corruption detected at /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@0005cd3833818e68-f69deaf27bb79d65.journal~:655fc8 (of 8388608 bytes, 79%).</b></font>
<font color="#D7D75F"><b>FAIL: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@0005cd3833818e68-f69deaf27bb79d65.journal~ (Bad message)</b></font>
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@1271020bc32f439188d0c76bfbd27b2a-00000000000ee344-0005ae1b3f0cb725.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@1271020bc32f439188d0c76bfbd27b2a-00000000001166aa-0005b1ad9eee3d1c.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@5bc77949158a426a919503acd0e25cd9-00000000000a91ca-0005a7bb3f491106.journal
<font color="#C01C28"><b>3ce27a0: Data object&apos;s entry array not sorted</b></font>                                                                                      
<font color="#C01C28"><b>File corruption detected at /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@243cb23e012442ed8316e4f621e325e5-0000000000153d60-0005bd7e9800d96d.journal:41898f0 (of 75497472 bytes, 91%).</b></font>
<font color="#D7D75F"><b>FAIL: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@243cb23e012442ed8316e4f621e325e5-0000000000153d60-0005bd7e9800d96d.journal (Bad message)</b></font>
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@0005cb8eb66858f7-f887b92c265bb585.journal~                          
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@7bd2b596918c4775a41a3d5fb8ba9a77-0000000000000001-00059ce9b010ddbd.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@243cb23e012442ed8316e4f621e325e5-00000000001753d2-0005c326c3143a09.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@0005cd340e4e1380-a6c878efc204e505.journal~                       
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@0005cb4d44885228-79a07b33ee761099.journal~                       
<font color="#C01C28"><b>24872b8: Data object&apos;s entry array not sorted</b></font>                                                                                      
<font color="#C01C28"><b>File corruption detected at /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@243cb23e012442ed8316e4f621e325e5-000000000017d3ca-0005c5b9d4b18f07.journal:30d08d8 (of 58720256 bytes, 87%).</b></font>
<font color="#D7D75F"><b>FAIL: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@243cb23e012442ed8316e4f621e325e5-000000000017d3ca-0005c5b9d4b18f07.journal (Bad message)</b></font>
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@b7d9f592d2d54a54bb1bc98622c1e170-0000000000000001-0005cbb78b061a9c.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@bf25cadfb9b14c0daee060f5ffcc981c-000000000000071e-00059ce8e5862000.journal
<font color="#C01C28"><b>3e09d38: Invalid object</b></font>                                                                                                            
<font color="#C01C28"><b>File corruption detected at /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@0005c937ecd51e7d-1741c0adf15277a8.journal~:3e09d38 (of 67108864 bytes, 96%).</b></font>
<font color="#D7D75F"><b>FAIL: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@0005c937ecd51e7d-1741c0adf15277a8.journal~ (Bad message)</b></font>
<font color="#C01C28"><b>49da40: Data object missing from hash table</b></font>                                                                                        
<font color="#C01C28"><b>File corruption detected at /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@0005cd38344eb378-de9b5c95dd1ea7a5.journal~:49e618 (of 8388608 bytes, 57%).</b></font>
<font color="#D7D75F"><b>FAIL: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@0005cd38344eb378-de9b5c95dd1ea7a5.journal~ (Bad message)</b></font>
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@d74b0a909e654140b46e51566346deac-0000000000121792-0005b298e0738d7b.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@e54f6521662f49648ae96fa3fc8912e1-00000000000858b4-0005a6a094724ceb.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@71fcdadaba594a10ad60c5f6f76abafd-00000000000005d9-0005cbb5e0120b7a.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@c813adf0b2b94ef6916f39f9a99f5a55-0000000000140158-0005b7a08e341df0.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@c520a1ef1f3e4b5594e11af10c4418ab-000000000000072c-00059fcb4dabe5b3.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@1271020bc32f439188d0c76bfbd27b2a-00000000000858ae-0005a6a09439af00.journal
<font color="#C01C28"><b>12a1e90: Data object&apos;s entry array not sorted</b></font>                                                                                      
<font color="#C01C28"><b>File corruption detected at /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@1271020bc32f439188d0c76bfbd27b2a-00000000000fb616-0005af42360818b8.journal:4ad4c18 (of 83886080 bytes, 93%).</b></font>
<font color="#D7D75F"><b>FAIL: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@1271020bc32f439188d0c76bfbd27b2a-00000000000fb616-0005af42360818b8.journal (Bad message)</b></font>
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@243cb23e012442ed8316e4f621e325e5-000000000013fcf1-0005b7a0872f2ccc.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@0005b3c0e59d42b3-797bbd80ecabe6c7.journal~                          
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@b7d9f592d2d54a54bb1bc98622c1e170-0000000000024904-0005cbfb4ece3071.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@9428407b44404b8dabe3475696241011-000000000014bf0b-0005babde7cbdd19.journal
<font color="#D7D75F"><b>1581fe8: Unused data (entry_offset==0)</b></font>                                                                                             
<font color="#C01C28"><b>1581fe8: Invalid hash (5fe5c66062f46ae6 vs. 159091a6f429dd6)</b></font>                                                                       
<font color="#C01C28"><b>1581fe8: Invalid object contents: Bad message</b></font>                                                                                      
<font color="#C01C28"><b>File corruption detected at /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@0005c937f5688c2a-7d9cf708932093be.journal~:1581fe8 (of 25165824 bytes, 89%).</b></font>
<font color="#D7D75F"><b>FAIL: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@0005c937f5688c2a-7d9cf708932093be.journal~ (Bad message)</b></font>
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@3e7544d377714b47954d2273ea2dcc29-0000000000000001-0005cb9062704bf4.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@ce56fb0e1cb141049280b5bb8218615a-000000000017d8c7-0005c5b9db32f4d0.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@d74b0a909e654140b46e51566346deac-0000000000137193-0005b501ad9b22a5.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@c3d1c81e2d3e40019e3c4e0038f6b915-0000000000175991-0005c326ca7e0117.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@a2ba772233c34a268957a9d0d54c0a10-00000000000ee73a-0005ae1b4595eb06.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@086516ef295e4c5bbaa65507f348df8a-0000000000154249-0005bd7e9f7b4ff6.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@00059fcb4dac57a0-a841a7302ee5dc3c.journal~                       
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@b7d9f592d2d54a54bb1bc98622c1e170-000000000004c5cd-0005ccd50bdd7aae.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@1e92b40ec6c74a038d2d85f4d77f4b28-00000000000d2cb6-0005aa57ba82f48b.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@fffb1e49cdde4be286fd97016b8c4eca-00000000000005db-0005cb8eb71ec359.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@0005cb8eb72cb467-d6fd25e52da8a3be.journal~                       
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@1271020bc32f439188d0c76bfbd27b2a-00000000000a8e09-0005a7bb39e7d75c.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/user-1000@e54f6521662f49648ae96fa3fc8912e1-000000000005e744-0005a52209ade0dc.journal
PASS: /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7/system@243cb23e012442ed8316e4f621e325e5-0000000000137194-0005b501ada7a56f.journal

Any suggestions? Regarding the Zoom&Fedora crash: should I check something else?
Is maybe the Linux version of zoom instable or more resource intensive than the win32 x64 counterparty?
Aside from the specific topic:should I clean all those “bad” logs somehow?

how did you install Zoom? From Flathub—An app store and build service for Linux?

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Nope, I’ve downloaded the rpm directly from Download Center - Zoom where it is possible to select Fedora as Linux Type and 64 bit as OS Architecture.

@augenauf, Should I try the other one from your link? Is it supposed to be better than the original download page? I’ll give it a try, maybe. Thanks

Upgrading the version

Btw, I’ve notice that there is a newer version on Zoom site, so I can uinstall the previous

giuliohome@localhost ~]$ sudo dnf remove zoom
Dependencies resolved.
================================================================================
 Package     Architecture  Version                   Repository            Size
================================================================================
Removing:
 zoom        x86_64        5.7.31792.0820-1          @@commandline        238 M

Transaction Summary
================================================================================
Remove  1 Package

Freed space: 238 M
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Running transaction check
Transaction check succeeded.
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded.
Running transaction
  Preparing        :                                                        1/1 
  Erasing          : zoom-5.7.31792.0820-1.x86_64                           1/1 
  Running scriptlet: zoom-5.7.31792.0820-1.x86_64                           1/1 
run post uninstall script, action is 0 ...

  Verifying        : zoom-5.7.31792.0820-1.x86_64                           1/1 

Removed:
  zoom-5.7.31792.0820-1.x86_64

and install the latest

sudo rpm -i /tmp/zoom_x86_64.rpm 
warning: /tmp/zoom_x86_64.rpm: Header V4 RSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 61a7c71d: NOKEY
run post install script, action is 1...
Wrong namespace on document element in '/usr/share/mime/packages/blender.xml' (should be http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/shared-mime-info)

Strange: the version does not match what they write on the download page :roll_eyes:

image

5.7 vs 5.8 ?

:thinking:

:ok:, now I have the latest 5.8 version

:ok_hand:

Now I’ve set up xsensors to monitor the temperature via GUI, alternative to watch -n 2 -d sensors (and together with the standard top from terminal, but I’ve noticed zoom has a statistics view to monitor the cpu)

In the next day I’ll see if the new version solves the crash I experienced yesterday

My educated guess is that the core temperature when the machine is booted into Fedora 34 Xorg is a little hotter - after sarting a Zoom video conf - than the temperature of the same machine booted into Windows 7 (see below, compared to the previous)

but a quick test in Wayland seems to show lower temperatures than Xorg.
In conclusion I would suggest the last version from Zoom download and Wayland, keeping an eye on the sensors…

Btw my journal logs were too large

[giuliohome@localhost ~]$ sudo journalctl --disk-usage
[sudo] password for giuliohome: 
Archived and active journals take up 3.0G in the file system.

So I reduced them by

sudo journalctl --vacuum-size=10M --vacuum-time=2d

Vacuuming done, freed 2.9G of archived journals from /var/log/journal/1cb178663c5e44d1a4ff2c09f5819ae7.
[giuliohome@localhost ~]$ sudo journalctl --disk-usage
Archived and active journals take up 96.0M in the file system.

and I set SystemMaxUse=100M in /etc/systemd/journald.conf for the future.
Therefore now sudo journalctl --verify is fast and ok.