Bugzilla will be upgraded to version 5.0. The upgrade date is tentatively scheduled for 2 December 2018, pending final testing and feedback.
Bug 5651 - gnome sessions hang / freeze with some lowish probability
gnome sessions hang / freeze with some lowish probability
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
high Severity medium
: ---
: ---
Assigned To: David Lawrence
Depends On:
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 1999-10-06 14:38 EDT by rjb
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
0 users

See Also:
Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2000-02-16 10:26:55 EST
Type: ---
Regression: ---
Mount Type: ---
Documentation: ---
Verified Versions:
Category: ---
oVirt Team: ---
RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)

  None (edit)
Description rjb 1999-10-06 14:38:27 EDT
I have one hundred and fifty undergraduates started a new
term using redhat 6 (all updates applied as of Oct 6th)
and gnome.  What is observed is that about half a dozen
of them will get a hang some time during use of a session.
Sometimes its on logging in, sometimes on loging out
and sometimes just when using the system.
lsof and strace show that the processes are all sitting
in select() or poll() and nothing much is happening.
No window has focus and the X session is hung.
Undergraduates who have never seen unix before are very
bad at recovering from this situation (hence high priority).
If I get a better example with any more information
I will add it to this bug report.
Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-02-16 10:26:59 EST
This was fixed with the october release of gnome updates for 6.1.

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.