Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 459275
at-spi spewing incessant useless warnings to stderr, filling up disk
Last modified: 2008-08-23 19:36:58 EDT
Description of problem:
Looks like at-spi is stupidly spewing some warning messages to stderr, which winds up dumping them into ~/.xsession-errors. One particular error...
(gnome-terminal:3616): atk-bridge-WARNING **: failure: no device event controller found.
...has been repeating over and over and over and over, to the tune of a 43G ~/.xsession-errors file on my laptop in a mere day and a half of uptime.
Looks like the culprit is somewhere in libatk-bridge.so.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
not exactly sure. I don't actually *use* any of this accessibility stuff...
I think this might do the trick:
--- at-spi-1.23.6.orig/atk-bridge/bridge.c 2008-08-15 13:23:16.000000000 -0400
+++ at-spi-1.23.6/atk-bridge/bridge.c 2008-08-15 13:26:15.000000000 -0400
@@ -470,7 +470,7 @@ spi_atk_bridget_get_dec (void)
if (BONOBO_EX (&ev))
- g_warning (_("failure: no device event controller found.\n"));
+ DBG (1, g_warning (_("failure: no device event controller found.\n")));
registry_died = TRUE;
device_event_controller = CORBA_OBJECT_NIL;
That looks fine, feel free to put that patch into rawhide or where you need it when koji comes back.
Upstream bug: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=547943
Okay, patch has been added to rawhide and at-spi-1.23.6-2.fc10 has been tagged. Build hosts still offline though.
I've built it now