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    SubjectRe: 2.6.21-rc5 possible regression: KDE processes die silently
    Am 03.04.2007 00:50 schrieb Adrian Bunk:
    > On Sun, Apr 01, 2007 at 05:21:06PM +0200, Tilman Schmidt wrote:
    >> I'm sorry to say this has now happened with kernel 2.6.21-rc5, too.
    >> [...] it's not reproducible and invariably
    >> happens when I'm away from the machine.

    I have now finally once seen it happen while I was watching, again
    on 2.6.21-rc5. The X display was idle and blanked because I hadn't
    touched the keyboard and mouse in a while (it seems to happen only
    in that state) but I had "top" running in an ssh session from another
    machine so I could see what the machine was doing.

    Just before the KDE crash, an "online_update" process appeared. The
    KDE processes vanished from "top" more or less together with that
    process. Before, the system had been idle except for the screensaver.
    "online_update" was most probably started by SuSE's "susewatcher"
    applet, and according to its log found some new updates, so perhaps
    it did try to emit a sound as Rafael suspects. (The machine doesn't
    have speakers connected, so I can't tell.)

    > We also have another report of crashes under KDE:
    > Subject : crashes in KDE
    > References :
    > Submitter : Oliver Pinter <>

    Could be the same. The report is not detailed enough to say.
    Oliver provokes his crash with amarok which would fit in with
    the sound hypothesis.

    > We also have one bug kwin ran into that got fixed after -rc5:
    > Subject : kwin dies silently
    > Fixed-By : Eric W. Biederman <>
    > Commit : 14e9d5730adfca26452b3a2838a80af6950556f5

    Looks promising. Building -rc5-git12 now. Will test that until
    -rc6 arrives.


    Tilman Schmidt E-Mail:
    Bonn, Germany
    In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
    In practice, there is.

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