Re: 1.6.6: Pager dogs window mgr down badly

Randall Hopper (aa8vb@vislab.epa.gov)
Wed, 6 Jan 1999 14:18:31 -0500


Sasha_Vasko@osca.state.mo.us:
 |Randall Hopper:
 |>My problem stems from my misunderstanding of non-configurable.  I was under
 |>the impression that afterstep regenerated anything missing in this
 |>directory on startup/restart, so I was nuking non-configurable/* to "start
 |>fresh" so-to-speak with my menu rebuilds, restarts, etc.  Pager was very
 |>unhappy with this, complaining about lots of files not existing.
 |
 |Can you tell me exactly what it was complaining about?
 |I'd appreciate your answer, or I'll not be able to debug it.

Sure.  I just nuked non-configurable/*, started Pager from the Start menu,
and got the following errors.

At this point, Pager displays, but it is completely unresponsive and its
memory footprint is growing at a rate of 7 Meg per second.  Once it reaches
120 Megabytes, it core dumps and drops a 125 Meg core file in $HOME.
Likely it hit one of my ulimits, probably stack size (64Meg).


Jan  6 14:06:51 6B:ralph Xsession: rhh:  LoadImage: cannot read file[/home/rhh/.GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/non-configurable/0_background].
Jan  6 14:06:51 6B:ralph Xsession: rhh:  LoadImage: cannot read file[/home/rhh/.GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/non-configurable/0_background.40x32.as.xpm].
Jan  6 14:06:51 6B:ralph Xsession: rhh:  LoadImage: cannot read file[/home/rhh/.GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/non-configurable/1_background].
Jan  6 14:06:51 6B:ralph Xsession: rhh:  LoadImage: cannot read file[/home/rhh/.GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/non-configurable/1_background.40x32.as.xpm].
Jan  6 14:06:51 6B:ralph Xsession: rhh:  LoadImage: cannot read file[/home/rhh/.GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/non-configurable/2_background].
Jan  6 14:06:51 6B:ralph Xsession: rhh:  LoadImage: cannot read file[/home/rhh/.GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/non-configurable/2_background.40x32.as.xpm].
Jan  6 14:06:51 6B:ralph Xsession: rhh:  LoadImage: cannot read file[/home/rhh/.GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/non-configurable/3_background].
Jan  6 14:06:51 6B:ralph Xsession: rhh:  LoadImage: cannot read file[/home/rhh/.GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/non-configurable/3_background.40x32.as.xpm].

<...about 15 more of this last error, and then...>

Jan  6 14:06:52 6B:ralph Xsession: rhh:  LoadImage: cannot read file[/home/rhh/.GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/non-configurable/3_background.40x32.as.xpm]./home/rhh/.GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/non-configurable/0_background: image not found



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