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Re: KDE and the compose key
On Wednesday 12 September 2012 14:44:22 Bernd Ernesti wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 12, 2012 at 07:08:30PM +0200, Jaap Boender wrote:
> > On 9/12/2012 4:25 AM, Sverre Froyen wrote:
> > >Great. Let me know how it works out. Regards, Sverre
> > I've just submitted the patch to pkgsrc; personally I haven't had to
> > change my maxfiles limit (it's 3404 by default, but I suppose this
> > depends on architecture and memory and suchlike). We can always add
> > a pkg-message if it turns out to be necessary.
> It is necessary and I would be better to make it possible to dectivate
> it with the options.mk framework.
I think an option to deactivate might be good, i.e., active by default (note
that the option would be for qt4-libs).
> Even if you add a message this will not be clear to everyone if they
> run out of file descriptors so I would like to not make it the default.
Is there a way to prevent the package (kdelibs4?) from installing if maxfiles
is set too low? That way you cannot ignore the message. We also need a warning
about the soft descriptor limit, which probably should not result in an
install failure as it is a user limit.
> Using such a huge maxfile limit is gross.
My laptop is running a kernel with MAXFILES=16384 (lsof shows ~9300 open
files). I don't see that number being intrinsically any more or less gross
than 3404. It is simply what is needed to run KDE efficiently.
PS My system has memory leak that requires a reboot every few days. I think it
is caused by an experimental memory allocated that I'm using for the iwn
network driver. It is, however, possible that it is related to the large
number of open files. It might be something to watch out for. The symptom is
the use of swap space under normal conditions.
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