serious dcop deadlock

Simon Hausmann hausmann at
Mon Oct 16 07:32:12 BST 2006

On Monday 16 October 2006 08:19, Charles Samuels wrote:
> I have repeatedly encountered a bug in which kwin would deadlock hard,
> rendering the entire machine unstoppable. ctrl-alt-bs, ctrl-alt-f1 would do
> nothing.
> If I kill kwin and restart it, the restarted one gets stuck in a similar
> way. If I kill dcopserver, then all client apps find that dcopserver has
> exited, and the session ends, kdm starts up again, and the system goes back
> to normal.
> the Debian packagers had this brilliant idea of stripping dcopserver, so my
> backtrace to that is totally unhelpful, but I'll switch to a debug one and
> attempt to reproduce it again (it's totally spurious)

You may want to install the kdelibs-dbg package, that should give you a more 
useful backtrace next time.

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