Bug 1008 - control-panel is a runaway process after root logout.
control-panel is a runaway process after root logout.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: control-panel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
: 853 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-01-31 13:28 EST by cjt08287
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-02-01 10:24:21 EST
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Description cjt08287 1999-01-31 13:28:09 EST
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.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-02-01 10:24:59 EST
gtk bug. fixed in the later development gtk releases.
Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-02-10 13:19:59 EST
*** Bug 853 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Running on a pentium 83 system (16 MB ram) with runlevel 5
as default.

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
this problem.

------- Additional Comments From dkl@redhat.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 ayn2@cornell.edu  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 <mobrien@unm.edu> 02/16/99 17:17 -------

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