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Bug 3893

Summary: X server dies regularly under RH6.0/Alpha. XFS related
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: sdh4
Component: XFree86Assignee: Preston Brown <pbrown>
Status: CLOSED NEXTRELEASE QA Contact:
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Priority: medium    
Version: 6.0CC: ken.crandall, rads
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Description sdh4 1999-07-04 06:18:56 UTC
on a fairly regular basis under RH6.0 on the Alpha
(I am using a matrox millenium card), several things happen
simultaneously:
  - The X server refuses to open additional windows
    (any new clients just hang)
  - Already opened clients keep running and are still usable
  - The X server starts using 100% of the CPU
  - The x font server xfs dies

side bug: X refuses to start if xfs is dead

Disabling xfs and putting the font path in XF86Config
seems to help

Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-07-06 15:32:59 UTC
Is there anything you are doing that specifically triggers the program
failures, or is it completely random in nature?  If you can come up
with a reproducible test case we can debug this, otherwise it is going
to be much more difficult.

Comment 2 sdh4 1999-07-07 02:23:59 UTC
I have an AnotherLevel configuration set which triggers the problem
100% of the time on login. Let me know to whom I should send the
tarball.

Comment 3 Preston Brown 1999-08-31 19:09:59 UTC
*** Bug 4073 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

I have an Alpha PWS600 with a Permedia 2 video card.  I
start x (gnome or kde) and it hangs.  I start an xterm or
gnome-term, I do not get a prompt and xfs dies?  When I goto
logout of gnome or kde, the system locks up.

Comment 4 Preston Brown 1999-09-23 18:14:59 UTC
the compiler has been miscompiling one of the routines the X font
server on alpha.  We have found a  workaround for the next release.