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Bug 505970 - gnome-session keeps spawning /usr/libexec/vino-server over and over and over again
gnome-session keeps spawning /usr/libexec/vino-server over and over and over ...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-session (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-06-14 21:16 EDT by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2010-12-05 01:51 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-05 01:51:08 EST
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Description Jonathan Kamens 2009-06-14 21:16:01 EDT
/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?
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2009-06-18 01:10:26 EDT
This was caused by a gcc bug, causing miscompliation of vino-server. 
Fixed in vino-2.26.1-4.fc12
Comment 2 Jonathan Kamens 2009-06-18 10:05:16 EDT
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.
Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 05:12:06 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2010-12-05 01:51:08 EST
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