Bug 19033 - XFree86 4.0.1 creates large logfiles
Summary: XFree86 4.0.1 creates large logfiles
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-10-13 09:37 UTC by dxw
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:29 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-06 23:54:01 UTC
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Description dxw 2000-10-13 09:37:42 UTC
The extmod module keeps putting the following in the log file

GetModeLine - scrn: 0 clock: 108000
GetModeLine - hdsp: 1280 hbeg: 1328 hend: 1440 httl: 1688
              vdsp: 1024 vbeg: 1025 vend: 1028 vttl: 1066 flags: 5

This happens once at startup, and continually while xscreensaver is active.

This has twice run my system out of disk space by increasing the size of
the log file by over 150M while the screen saver is on overnight.

I think it may also have something to do with me using the internal font
rendering modules instead of the font server (TrueType fonts refuse to
render when using the font server, XFree86 handles them).

Current XFree86 4.0.1 modules list from XF86Config-4:
Section "Module"
        Load  "GLcore"
        Load  "dbe"
        Load  "dri"
        Load  "extmod"
        Load  "glx"
        Load  "pex5"
        Load  "record"
        Load  "xie"
        Load  "v4l"
        Load  "speedo"
        Load  "type1"
#       Load  "xtt"
        Load  "freetype"
        Load  "bitmap"

If xtt is active, instead of freetype, the log file increases more rapidly
due to this module reloading encodings modules all the time. The reloading
gets logged.

I have eliminated the problem for now by changing the X server line in
gdm.conf file:
0=/usr/bin/X11/X -logfile /dev/null

Please note, I never had this problem with RH6.1 + XFree86 4.0.1 that I
compiled myself. The log files always remained at a reasonable size.

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-04-06 23:53:56 UTC
Does the problem go away if you upgrade to the newest rawhide release
of XFRee86-4.0.3-5?

Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2001-07-03 08:31:13 UTC
I don't see a problem here with my XFree86.  Logfiles are not overly large.
Additionally truetype fonts work just fine with xfs in 4.0.1, 4.0.3 for

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