Re: [dev] [dwm] Crash with emojis on title bar

From: Martin Tournoij <>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:48:36 +1300

> Maybe I am an edge case but I was shocked to see dwm crashing given
> that it was otherwise rock solid for a decade+.
> I understand that the problem may lie with Xft and maybe that is what
> needs to be fixed, but it still kind of makes dwm look bad.
> I mean failure to render a glyph should never take down the Xorg - can
> anyone think of a more intelligent way to defend against this?

Well, it takes down dwm, so it takes down X.

In my xinitrc I use;

        while :; do
                ssh-agent dwm
So a dwm crash will never crash X (dwm state, like which window has
which tag, will be lost, but X clients will keep working uninterrupted).
Received on Thu Jan 10 2019 - 05:48:36 CET

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