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Bug 586098 - plymouth log viewer appears in tray
plymouth log viewer appears in tray
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: 2010-04-26 15:41 EDT by Colin Walters
Modified: 2012-08-16 16:09 EDT (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-08-16 16:08:57 EDT
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Description Colin Walters 2010-04-26 15:41:22 EDT
On login, if you had bootup failures, the plymouth-log-viewer process (user gdm) is still resident in the session.
Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2010-05-12 11:33:55 EDT
relevant irc conversation:

[11:21:21] <michich> halfline, hello. When there is an error during boot, "plymouth-log-viewer --icon" runs in the logged-in user's session, but its uid is   
                     "gdm". Is it normal?                                                   
[11:21:53] <halfline> michich: it's not normal, but there's already a bug about it                                                           
[11:22:08] <halfline> gnome-session is under suspicioun                                                   
[11:22:14] <halfline> haven't had time to investigate yet                                                 
[11:22:52] <daniel_hozac> it happens in xfce too, FWIW.                          
[11:25:35] <michich> I see. I found the bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=586098
[11:25:48] <michich> daniel_hozac, but you still use gdm to login, right?                                                                    
[11:27:41] <daniel_hozac> yeah                                                                               
[11:29:02] <halfline> daniel_hozac: gdm uses gnome-session under the hood
[11:29:19] <halfline> the current theory is there was achange to the way shutdown happens                                                   
[11:29:30] <halfline> it used to be gdm would just kill the entire process group belonging to gnome-session 
[11:29:37] <halfline> that caused problems on other platforms                       
[11:29:51] <halfline> because the process group leader (gnome-session) would get killed before its children
[11:29:58] <halfline> so we changed gdm and gnome-session in lockstep                                                                    
[11:30:04] <halfline> we made gdm kill just gnome-session                                             
[11:30:15] <halfline> and when gnome-session got the signal to die, it went ahead and killed all its children
[11:30:25] <halfline> apparently that last part doesn't work so well                                                       
[11:30:37] <halfline> the fix is either 1) fix gnome-session so that last part does work well
[11:31:23] <halfline> or 2) fix gdm so it kills the process group after it explicitly kills the process group leader
Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2010-07-30 07:28:43 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
Changing version to '14'.

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