Bug 853 - Control-panel becomes runaway process
Control-panel becomes runaway process
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 1008
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: control-panel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 1999-01-16 20:06 EST by mobrien
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-02-10 13:19:21 EST
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Description mobrien 1999-01-16 20:06:53 EST
Running on a pentium 83 system (16 MB ram) with runlevel 5
as default.

Logging on as Root from XDM starts the control panel
automatically.   However, when one logs off, the control
panel process does _not_ end, and it becomes a runaway
process.  This is a fairly significant bug since even one of
these runaway processes slows down the system..  In cases
where three or four of these control-panel runaway processes
are running in the background, the computer can be slowed
down VERY badly.

The workaround is to kill the process manually before
logging out as root.  Alternatively, a superuser can kill
all the processes later, providing that he/she knows about
this problem.
Comment 1 David Lawrence 1999-01-18 15:39:59 EST
I have been able to replicate this in the test lab. A runaway control
panel is left for every login. SO if the root user were to login
several times without closing the control-panel properly, then there
is a control-panel process for each login. This has been assigned to a
developer for further review.
Comment 2 Aleksey Nogin 1999-02-02 01:22:59 EST
This is a duplicate of #1008 (which is reported fixed by the new gtk)
Comment 3 Michael K. Johnson 1999-02-10 13:19:59 EST
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 1008 ***

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