Re: [wmii] snap: 20060309

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 10:14:18 +0100

On Fri, Mar 10, 2006 at 03:37:03AM +0000, David Tweed wrote:
> I've discovered that it's not the speed of opening but
> the number being opened in a column that causes the
> problem. On my screen, original + 29 new title bars
> fits onto the physical screen. Above that we hit more
> windows than can fit on the screen, and the column's
> visual look goes a bit weird but carries on but at
> some point short of the final total wmii "crashes",
> and this limit is definitely somewhere below 55
> windows. However, I have checked and a for loop
> opening 100 xterms in a column works (in the sense
> that whilst the column's visual look goes weird once
> you have more title bars than can physically fit in
> the column, wmii doesn't "crash" and if you Ctrl-D
> close within that column you end up in a usable state
> once the number of xterms drops to the number you can
> fit in a column.) Dunno what's different about fltk
> windows and xterm windows though.

Ok seems we need to automatically create new cols in such a

> In a "crash" I get dumped out of X back into a VT.
> However, no core files are produced and if I
> gdb-attach (in a VT) to the wmiiwm process before
> running the lethal open process, gdb tells me that the
> process exited with status "01".

Can you please supply the output of 'bt full' from gdb?


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