Bug 195608 - esd gets lost in the woods about once a week or so
Summary: esd gets lost in the woods about once a week or so
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: esound (Show other bugs)
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Bastien Nocera
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-06-15 21:04 UTC by Jesse Keating
Modified: 2013-01-10 02:30 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-03-25 14:16:41 UTC
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Description Jesse Keating 2006-06-15 21:04:51 UTC
About once a week my Gnome desktop looses the ability to fillin widgets for
windows I open.  Through some helpful debugging I've narrowed it down to the esd
process blocking things up.  If I kill -9 the esd process, my windows start
filling out again.  Ray Strode has seen this once before.  I'm filing this
ticket so it doesn't get lost.

I have no known way of reproducing, however if I'm in the office the next time
this happens I can show somebody.

Comment 1 Jost Diederichs 2007-03-23 19:14:06 UTC
happens to me even more often. esd will all the sudden consume 97% or more cpu
(on a dual core!). Killing it recovers everything.


Comment 2 Bastien Nocera 2007-03-24 23:33:56 UTC
Jost, eating CPU is different from blocking the session. Please file another bug
about your problem.

Jesse, could you get a backtrace of your program (with -debuginfo installed)
when this happens? Also, could you check whether you can still play sounds using

Comment 3 Jesse Keating 2007-03-25 11:32:07 UTC
I haven't seen this happen in a while, so I don't know if I can ever provide
this information.

Comment 4 Bastien Nocera 2007-03-25 14:16:41 UTC
I'll close it as insufficient data. Feel free to reopen the bug if you can
provide the data requested.

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