Bug 51043 - GNOME leaves processes hanging around after exit
GNOME leaves processes hanging around after exit
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2001-08-06 16:54 EDT by Chris Evans
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-06 17:32:08 EDT
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Description Chris Evans 2001-08-06 16:54:41 EDT
Description of Problem:

Exiting GNOME leaves two processes hanging around.

How Reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. At the GDM login screen, log into GNOME
2. Log out
3. Log in at the console
4. Do "ps -x"

Actual Results:

"gconfd" and "oafd" are still running.

Expected Results:

"gconfd" and "oafd" were shut down with the rest of the GNOME
processes upon GNOME exit.

Additional Information:
Comment 1 David Mason 2001-08-06 16:59:25 EDT
There really is no reason for these processes to stop. GConf is a per
application configuration registry that can be used by apps that are graphical
or not. oafd allows CORBA enabled apps to find CORBA objects - again not a
graphical or non-graphical item.
Comment 2 Chris Evans 2001-08-06 17:28:01 EDT
There is definite reason for these processes to stop. When
a user is totally logged out, they should not consume
Imagine a publicly accessible terminal in a lab - I'm sure
you have lots of installations like this. Do you really want
to waste two processes per user who has ever logged in to the
GNOME desktop?!

Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2001-08-06 18:12:53 EDT
Current rawhide gnome-core (well, I'm not sure it synced yet, but whatever I
built on Friday or so) has a terrible hack to kill off oafd on logout, assuming
you log out cleanly. If you ctrl-alt-backspace, you're on your own.

gconfd will exit after 15 minutes if it is unused. If it doesn't exit then
something is probably using it. I could change this time to 5 minutes, I'm not
sure what would be best.

If this contrasts with observed behavior, please reopen.
Comment 4 Glen Foster 2001-08-06 18:29:39 EDT
This defect is considered SHOULD-FIX for Fairfax.

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