Subject: Re: X11 logs fill disk
To: Jan Schaumann <>
From: Holger Rasch <Holger.Rasch@Informatik.Uni-Oldenburg.DE>
List: current-users
Date: 03/13/2006 14:00:21
On Sun, 12 Mar 2006, Jan Schaumann wrote:
> Thanks, I'll give this a try.  Now if only I had a sure way of
> reproducing the problem, then I could more reliably test this instead of
> adding it, noting it somewhere and a few weeks or months down the road
> remember to say ``oh, yeah, looks like that problem went away, maybe''.

At least for me, a 'sure' way to reproduce the error messages is
to start X with the usual limit of 64 or less, start 'xlogo's until
I get something like '... maximum number of clients reached'.
At this point the Xserver has (nofiles-1) open filedescriptors
according to fstat. Now I kill one xlogo and start acroread or
xfontsel (and select different ttf) and check with fstat if the
last fd is consumed (i.e., the font file is still open). Trying
to start another xlogo now produces the problem.