Subject: Re: X server as a Unix system process
To: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <email@example.com>
Date: 07/15/1997 02:56:59
The X library has a "synchronous" mode for debugging (so that errors
caused by graphics primitives get immediately reflected to the client
instead of being deferred until it blocks).
The symptoms you observed are consistent with the X library being put
into synchronous mode "accidentally", perhaps due to a stray memory
write somewhere. This will likely be a pain in the a** to track down.