Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 181598
gdm silently fails to start gnome-session when /tmp is full
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:24 EST
Description of problem:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have root fill the / volume (which includes /tmp) so users can't add stuff.
2. Attempt to login via GDM
gnome-session fails to start but the ~/.xsession file is empty.
The ~/.xsession file should mention the lack of space in /tmp.
A couple of lines of shell code in /etc/gdm/Xsession should output this warning.
I had a hard time locating this problem because only my user process was
affected, not root.
Unfortunately things sorta fall over all over the place if the disk fills up.
Maybe this should be fixed in gnome-session though, not gdm?
At any rate, can you file this upstream? I don't think I'm going ot have time to
look at this any time soon (it's already been a year since the initial report)
If you do file it upstream, please post the upstream url here.