Bug 5505 - low disk space causes a crash
Summary: low disk space causes a crash
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gimp
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matt Wilson
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-10-04 19:39 UTC by bcboy
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-09 06:15:42 UTC

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Description bcboy 1999-10-04 19:39:05 UTC
If the /home partition fills up, gimp will choke trying to
write to the swap file in ~/.gimp. No surprise there, but it
appears to get stuck in a loop reporting the error. Hundreds
of dialog boxes pop up reporting the write error. X is
unresponsive at this point. There's no way to stop it except
switching to a console & killing the gimp process.

Sadly, when I did this the X server did not recover. The
gimp windows all closed, but the server was so tweaked it
could not be shut down. The console hot-keys no longer
worked, nor did ctrl-alt-backspace. It took a ctrl-alt-del
to get the machine out of this state.

This seems to indicate a problem in the X server as well (S3
ViRGE, SVGA server).

Comment 1 Matt Wilson 2000-02-09 06:15:59 UTC
The fix would require significant changes to the GIMP tile manager.  I don't
expect for this problem to be addressed until version 1.2 of The GIMP.  The GIMP
developers were aware of a problem in 1.0.x series.

Hopefully 1.2 will work better - it has significant tile manager improvements.

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