Startup hang

Vladimir Prus ghost at
Tue Dec 5 13:20:38 UTC 2006

On Tuesday 05 December 2006 00:46, Kuba Ober wrote:
> On Thursday 30 November 2006 04:09, Vladimir Prus wrote:
> > On Thursday 30 November 2006 11:49, Andras Mantia wrote:
> > > On Thursday 30 November 2006 10:42, Vladimir Prus wrote:
> > > > Perhaps this means that fam daemon has died, but kdevelop does not
> > > > notice that?
> > >
> > > I don't know. Next idea: valgrind.
> >
> > It turned out to be KDE-wide problem -- my kontact crashed and on restart,
> > hanged in the same place. Ended up rebooting. But at least this is not
> > KDevelop-specific problem.
> This is something really weird if only a reboot will cure it. I'm running a 
> fairly "wild" FC6 system that has been upgraded incrementally, in place since 
> about Redhat 8 times (with hard drives being moved to new machine and copied 
> over, but never starting from scratch). On such a wild system, I can keep it 
> running for months at a time, and that on a weird kernel too (2.6.12 with 
> win4lin patches). Oh, and I routinely kill gam_server (which is the fam).
> Are you sure that killing the X server/stale fam processes etc. won't cure it? 

I'm not sure. I've tried starting a new gam_server, but that did not help and I've rebooted.
Reboots are fast ;-)

> I also can't see how killing fam/gam server would be "bad" -- things are 
> supposed to work with the fam server coming in and out of commision (they do 
> for me).
> Weird.
> Does dmesg show any kernel problems?

I don't think I've noticed any.

Next time this happens, I'll try killing stale gam processes.


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