Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1008
control-panel is a runaway process after root logout.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:49 EDT
If control-panel is not closed before logging out as root,
then subsequent user logins will experience 100% of their
CPU time being consumed by this runaway process until it is
killed by root.
gtk bug. fixed in the later development gtk releases.
*** Bug 853 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Running on a pentium 83 system (16 MB ram) with runlevel 5
Logging on as Root from XDM starts the control panel
automatically. However, when one logs off, the control
panel process does _not_ end, and it becomes a runaway
process. This is a fairly significant bug since even one of
these runaway processes slows down the system.. In cases
where three or four of these control-panel runaway processes
are running in the background, the computer can be slowed
down VERY badly.
The workaround is to kill the process manually before
logging out as root. Alternatively, a superuser can kill
all the processes later, providing that he/she knows about
------- Additional Comments From email@example.com 01/18/99 15:39 -------
I have been able to replicate this in the test lab. A runaway control
panel is left for every login. SO if the root user were to login
several times without closing the control-panel properly, then there
is a control-panel process for each login. This has been assigned to a
developer for further review.
------- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 02/02/99 01:22 -------
This is a duplicate of #1008 (which is reported fixed by the new gtk)
------- Email Received From michael james obrien <email@example.com> 02/16/99 17:17 -------