Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 202878
wnck-applet going berserk when using amsn
Last modified: 2008-03-18 14:33:25 EDT
Description of problem:
Now, this one is a bit weird. Sometimes when using amsn (amsn.sf.net) and
opening a new chat window, the focus will change very rapidly between the main
and the chat window. The wnck-applet (if that is the window list applet) will
go completely berserk, sending load of the machine easily through the roof in
no-time. The only option is to either kill X, or to go to a console and kill
amsn, wnck-applet and metacity. Now, I suspect this to be more a bug in amsn (or
in wish, it is tcl based), but I'm surprised an application can actually trigger
this in wnck-applet/metacity.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install amsn
2. open chat windows
3. wait until stuff goes wrong.
load goes through the roof
I've seen this on multiple machines for quite a while (FC3, FC5, various amsn
versions) and it bugs me. I actually don't know *where* to find the bug. As I
said, it is very possible this is in wish or amsn, but I'm not sure.
So I'm pretty sure some cycle detection code went into libwnck post-fc5. Do you
have a rawhide box? if so can you confirm it fixed there? If it is, we can
probably backport the fix and push an update.
If you don't have a rawhide box, i can try to dig up the code anyway and you can
Yes, I do have one in vmware and one normal one. I will do some testing soon
(next week) with them.
I tested with FC6. While the problem is a lot less frequent, it sometimes pops
We no longer support Fedora Core 5 and I am currently trying to get my open bug
count down to a more manageable state. I'm going to close this bug as WONTFIX.
If this issue is still a concern for you, would you mind trying to reproduce on
a supported version of Fedora and reopening?
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