Re: [wmii] wmiirc Locking Up

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 09:23:49 +0200

On Sat, Jun 10, 2006 at 12:04:07PM -0600, Ryan Kirkpatrick wrote:
> I have been using wmii for the past few weeks, and overall I have been
> quite happy with it. But I have stumbled across a rather annoying bug with
> wmiirc. After I have been running wmii for anywhere between a day and
> several days, it will stop responding to keyboard inputs. I blame this on
> wmiirc as if I kill it and then start a new one from an open shell, then
> keyboard input starts working again. This has happened multiple times.
> While wmiirc is locked up, I can still select different, visible windows
> with my mouse, but that is about all I can do. Clicking on the status bar
> at the bottom of the screen to switch the displayed tag does nothing. If I
> run 'wmiir read /event', then I can see keyboard events (and others) being
> sent, o it appears that wmii itself it working fine. It is as if that
> while/case statement in wmiirc that is reading from /events has jammed.
> My wmiirc is pretty basic and standard (see attached) so I don't see
> anything in there that could be causing the problem. I am observing this
> on both my desktop and laptop, both Debian 3.0 (woody) systems. I grabbed
> the source to the 3.0-1 package in Debian testing and recompiled it
> without issue for my systems.
> I have run strace against wmiirc when it has jammed, but all I (ever) get
> is 'wait4(-1'. I currently have strace running against the restarted
> wmiirc and logging to a file. When wmiirc locks up again, I will send the
> history immediately before the lock up to the list.
> Anyone seen this happen before? Anyone have any idea what is going
> on? Thanks!

Never noticed this. Do you use AFS?

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Received on Mon Jun 12 2006 - 09:23:50 UTC

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