[dev] Re: [dwm] Looking to implement work-around for GNOME bug

From: Eric Pruitt <eric.pruitt_AT_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 18:08:01 -0700

On Tue, Mar 22, 2016 at 01:01:54AM -0700, Eric Pruitt wrote:
> I've been plagued by crashes in Chromium caused by
> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=747280. The patch associated
> with this bug fixes the issue in GNOME by checking for a null pointer on
> the gdkwin variable before passing it as an argument to another
> function. I would strongly prefer to not have to patch and maintain my
> own build of GNOME. I don't know a ton about X11, and I'm wondering if
> it's possible to implement some kind of work-around in dwm. In case it
> matters, I currently use http://dwm.suckless.org/patches/systray to add
> systray support to dwm.

I never found a dwm-based solution to this, but I inadvertently resolved
the problem after a rewrite of shell script that handles my nightly
backups. To resolve some filesystem consistency issues I was having, the
script closes Chromium before performing a backup then re-opens it.
Since implementing this change, I don't think I've had Chromium crash
once, so the problem seems to only affect long-running sessions.

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