Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 475880
messagebus restart kills gnome session
Last modified: 2009-12-18 02:15:10 EST
Description of problem:
I have been debugging dbus configuration problems (FWIW, bug 475815) and have run "service messagebus restart" to activate the changes. To my horror, this killed also my Xwindows/GNOME session, including firefox and editor with open notes.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in to a gnome graphical session
2. run sudo service messagebus restart
You will find youreself staring at a text screen.
dbus service should restart without affecting the state of other programs.
What is interesting, the X session did not restart, I was left at a text streen. GDM started after logging in at the text console and running from there "service messagebus restart" again.
While this bug is not likely to be triggered by many users, it is certainly surprising and the associated data loss - annoying.
BTW, I have hoped "messagebus reload" would do the job without killing the graphical session. And yes, it does not affect the graphical session! In fact, it does not do anything apart from printing:
"Message bus can't reload its configuration, you have to restart it"
dbus uses inotify to monitor its configuration files, so it should reload them automatically.
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