Bug 36664 - Core dump or zombie created when loading XIM server
Core dump or zombie created when loading XIM server
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xinitrc (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
Aaron Brown
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Reported: 2001-04-19 11:17 EDT by Xianglei Zhu
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-21 04:23:38 EDT
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Description Xianglei Zhu 2001-04-19 11:17:13 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.3 i686)

When I login in graphical mode as a normal user, there is a core in my home
When I login in as root, there is a zombie process [true <*>] which can be
seen with "ps aux". 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.login firstly as normal user,there is a core.delete it.logout
2.login as root ,there is zombie,logout
3.login as normal user,there is a new core

There is bug in /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d/xinput,
It's very easy to fix it.
Just add one line to the beginning of the file (after #!/bin/sh of course):
Ok, everything is well now.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-04-19 15:31:21 EDT
Than, could you look at this, and recommend whether this is the proper fix,
or if something else should be changed instead?
Comment 2 Xianglei Zhu 2001-04-19 21:29:20 EDT
I can't find the bug now, even if I remove the line added to xinput. 
I don't know the reason for this, but this bug did happen every time before I
make this change. 
The variable XIM_ARGS is not defined when it is used in xinput by default.  Is
it reasonable?
Sorry, I'm not good at shell programming.
Comment 3 Ngo Than 2001-04-20 08:38:10 EDT
This problem does not appear on my machine. on my mchine the LANG=de_DE

Which LANG is set on your machine?

Comment 4 Xianglei Zhu 2001-04-21 04:22:41 EDT
When I finished installing Redhat 7.1 and restarted to login as a normal user in
graphics mode first time, this bug occured. The LANG is en_US. But now the bug 
can't be reproduced on my machine even I remove the line 'XIM_ARGS=""' from
Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2001-05-15 06:42:58 EDT
I can't reproduce it either.

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