Re: [dev] [st] Scrollback patch crashes X

From: Nick Warne <>
Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:11:23 +0100

Hi Jochen,

On Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:47:04 +0200
Jochen Sprickerhof <> wrote:

> Hi Nick,
> * Nick Warne <> [2016-09-24 12:50]:
> > To reproduce, use st with just the scrollback patch applied.
> >
> > Start dwm, and then use nano to load a large(ish) file (like dwm.c),
> > and use the PgDn key to scroll down - after about 10 seconds, X
> > locks up - keyboard/mouse don't do anything.
> I've tested it over here but wasn't able to reproduce it (had to copy
> dwm.c a couple of times to get 10sec of scroll down). I used st
> f739843 (with scrollback), nano 2.7.0 and xorg 1.18.4 from Debian
> unstable. What did you use? Can you send a backtrace?

I didn't mean a 10 second scroll back - I just meant using PgDn a few
times then maybe up, then down, after 10 ~ 20 secs X crashes... not the
length of scroll.

OK, my X is pretty old (maybe the problem):

X.Org X Server 1.14.3 (Slackware 14.1)

nano is 2.6.3

I will update nano first, I didn't realise there was a new release.

I will then go through the steps again, and try to capture the crash
from Xorg logs. Maybe it will be tomorrow now ~ too many beers
already ;)

Thanks for the help,

"Gosh that takes me back... or is it forward?  That's the trouble with
time travel, you never can tell."
		-- Doctor Who "Androids of Tara"
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