Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 637978
gnome-terminal crashes at random
Last modified: 2010-11-30 09:44:06 EST
Created attachment 450048 [details]
Excerpt from /var/log/messages showing the crash. The Python program that went down was yum.
Description of problem:
Running Gnome. I usually have two gnome-terminals open, one with some 8 tabs (local) and the other (remote) normally with just one.
On the local one I run a root shell (updating the system via yum, sundry sysadminning like checking if outgoing mail did in fact leave) and a few other local shells (getting git, kernel sources; local work; getting/compiling Stone Soup). On the remote I've an ssh running to a remote system, and a screen(1) there. I usually start xemacs and xpdf from some of the "local work" tabs.
When I leave the machine for longer time (say an hour or so for a meeting or classes) the screensaver kicks in. Sometimes in this situation (longer absences, never short ones) I came back and the gnome-terminals are both gone.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Seems to happen to yum when left running on its own under screensaver (I usually start it before going away for a while, as its disk activity makes the system nearly unusable when mass getting/updating)
Steps to Reproduce:
Hasn't happened again. Seems to have been due to kernel OOM misbehaving.