Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 156853
evolution-data-server does not exit when user logs out
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:17 EST
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Description of problem:
There are several related bugs for different releases, including https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=134851. Basically when the user logs out after having used evolution, two processes remain running, evolution-data-server and bonobo-activation-server. These two processes are also fairly large memory users (right now e-d-s is using 379 MB, which seems high for its purpose). Either way, this is a large program to keep resident after gnome has exited.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in to gnome
2. Execute evolution
3. Log out of gnome
4. ps -ef | grep evolution
Actual Results: evolution-data-server-1.0 was still running
Expected Results: evolution-data-server should have exited gracefully.
Does bonobo-activation-server hang around as well?
Note that you may have to wait up to 10 seconds for both processes to go away
yes, i've been logged out for two days now and there are instances of gnome-
keyring-daemon, artsd, evolution-data-server, bonbo-activation-server, and ssh-
agent, and gconfd-2. I know the ssh-agent is another bug that has been filed
Thanks for this information.
In the original report, you refer to evolution-data-server and
bonobo-activation-server outliving the user's session.
In comment #2, there seem to additionally be some other processes:
gnome-keyring-daemon, artsd, and gconfd-2 (with ssh-agent filed as another bug).
(I believe we squashed all of these bugs separately before RHEL4 release, so it
may be that you're running into an unforeseen general bug with session handling
of which the b-a-s and e-d-s lifetime issues are just symptoms)
To track down the specifics of the e-d-s and b-a-s lifetimes, please try the
(i) ensure all the stray processes from the last session are killed
(ii) add "export BONOBO_ACTIVATION_DEBUG_OUTPUT=1' to /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions/Default
(iii) log in and use evolution
(iv) log out and wait 15 seconds
(v) check what processes are still around
The file ~/.xsesssion-errors should now contain useful debugging information
concerning evolution-data-server and bonobo-activation-server. Please attach a
copy to this bug.
Due to the low impact of this request on our broader customer base the priority
of this is low. Given the sheer number of requests for RHEL Update releases, our
resource constraints, and the fact that there are no or only few other requests
for this component, it is more than unlikely that we will be able to deliver on
this in any RHEL Update release.
For further details on the RHEL Update criteria please see
Clearing ACKs and closing WONTFIX.