Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 71477
In gnome-terminal w/bash press ALT-F3 and all memory used
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:03 EDT
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Description of problem:
This is an odd one, but I can reproduce it every time. A clean install of
Limbo2, I create a regular user, login via GDM, open a gnome-terminal, give it
focus, and press ALT-F3.
The system becomes unresponsive, and all memory is used up (hard drive trashes
around in swap). Then finally, the OOM killer kicks and the system recovers.
dmesg says, "Out of Memory: Killed process 1564 (bash)."
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Login, run gnome-terminal
3.Give it focus
Actual Results: Out of Memory: Killed process 1564 (bash)
Expected Results: I don't know what ALT-F3 is supposed to do, but it shouldn't
hose up bash that way.
I can't reproduce with vte 0.7.3 and gnome-terminal 2.0.1, likely fixed.
Please reopen if still happening with newer versions for you.
This should be fixed in bash-2.05b-3 and later.
Fix confirmed with bash-2.05b-3.