Operating system and graphics card
Windows 10 64bit
GeForce GTX TITAN X
Broken: 2.78c e92f235283
Short description of error
Linked Particle Hair Object which duplicates objects or group, has child particles cause crashing when start rendering.
Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
at Source file:
Make Suzanne or something.
Make Plane and set Particle Hair. Set Suzanne as Duplicate Object. Set Children Simple or Interpolated.
at Rendering file
Link Source's group.
when setting Children None, blender doesn't crash.