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Bug 1008 - control-panel is a runaway process after root logout.
Summary: control-panel is a runaway process after root logout.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: control-panel
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
: 853 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-01-31 18:28 UTC by cjt08287
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 1999-02-01 15:24:21 UTC

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Description cjt08287 1999-01-31 18:28:09 UTC
If control-panel is not closed before logging out as root,
then subsequent user logins will experience 100% of their
CPU time being consumed by this runaway process until it is
killed by root.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-02-01 15:24:59 UTC
gtk bug. fixed in the later development gtk releases.

Comment 2 Michael K. Johnson 1999-02-10 18:19:59 UTC
*** Bug 853 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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.

------- Additional Comments From  01/18/99 15:39 -------
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.

------- Additional Comments From  02/02/99 01:22 -------
This is a duplicate of #1008 (which is reported fixed by the new gtk)

------- Email Received From  michael james obrien <> 02/16/99 17:17 -------

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