Bug 529355

Summary: gnome-terminal (+ssh) lockup when remote server dies
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak <kas>
Component: gnome-terminalAssignee: Behdad Esfahbod <behdad>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description Jan "Yenya" Kasprzak 2009-10-16 06:34:54 EDT
Description of problem:

I run a gnome session with lots of gnome-terminal windows (using factory, so all of them are handled by a single process. Some of the terminals are running ssh sessions to various remote servers. From time to time, when some remote server crashes or the network connection to it becomes dead, the whole gnome-terminal process locks up, making all the other windows unresponsive - they are not even redrawing their contents in response to the X Expose event. When the network connection is restored (or the crashed server gets rebooted and the established connections are reset by peer), the gnome-terminal process refreshes all its windows and I am able to work again.

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How reproducible:
sometimes, not sure how to reproduce

Additional info:
I have tried to reproduce the problem using

1. open another gnome-terminal window
2. run "ssh someserver" in it
3. in a different window, run "iptables -A INPUT -s someserver -j DROP"
4. try to enter or paste some text to the ssh window

but I have not been able to reproduce it this way. So the bug is probably more subtle than that (maybe the connection dying right in the middle of the escape sequence or something like that).
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