Re: [dev] debugging wmii

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2010 11:07:14 -0400

On Thu, Oct 07, 2010 at 11:00:28AM -0400, Vladimir Levin wrote:
>I'm running the latest hg of wmii, and it seems that once in a while it's
>causing X to crash on me (mostly during resizing in the floating layer).
>This also happened to me when I was using the latest stable release.
>The question I have is how would I go about debugging this problem (since it
>might be caused by some of changes that I made, or could be just my general
>Is there some sort of a guide to this? Some flags I could enable, or logs to
>go through? Or should I just look up debugging X?

Well, generally the easiest way is to read the virtual files
under /debug. You can also enable console debugging output with
the -D flag (or the debug property of /ctl), i.e., wmii -D

Is there a crash or a stack dump? Also, I don't suppose you're
starting wmii in a way that X quits when it does?

Kris Maglione
The tragedy of modern war is not so much that young men die but that
they die fighting each other, instead of their real enemies back home
in the capitals.
	--Edward Abbey
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