Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 505970
gnome-session keeps spawning /usr/libexec/vino-server over and over and over again
Last modified: 2010-12-05 01:51:08 EST
/usr/libexec/vino-server was crashing reliably on startup (see the other bug I just failed about that). Each time it crashed, I'd get a bug buddy dialog asking if I wanted to save the report somewhere, and then I'd either save the report or cancel, and then gnome-session would try again to launch vino-server. This continued for quite a few rounds. I didn't keep doing it to find out whether gnome-session would ever give up on trying to successfully launch vino-server, but I can't help but suspect that it would have gone on forever. Perhaps gnome-session should have detected that vino-server was failing and/or just detected that it was launching it repeatedly and eventually stopped trying?
This was caused by a gcc bug, causing miscompliation of vino-server.
Fixed in vino-2.26.1-4.fc12
The vino bug is not what I'm reporting here. The problem is that when vino was crashing, gnome-session kept on spawning it over and over again. That shouldn't happen. There needs to be a failsafe so that when something that gnome-session is trying to spawn keeps crashing, it eventually stops trying to spawn it.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
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