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SubjectRe: 2.6.25-rc6-git6: Reported regressions from 2.6.24
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On Wednesday, 26 of March 2008, Ray Lee wrote:
> 2008/3/21 Rafael J. Wysocki <rjw@sisk.pl>:
> > This message contains a list of some regressions from 2.6.24 reported since
> > 2.6.25-rc1 was released, for which there are no fixes in the mainline I know
> > of. If any of them have been fixed already, please let me know.
> [...]
> > Bug-Entry : http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10041
> > Subject : 2.6.25-rc1/2 regression: first-time login into gnome fails
> > Submitter : Romano Giannetti <romanol@upcomillas.es>
> > Date : 2008-02-18 11:56 (33 days old)
> > References : http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/2/18/145
> > Handled-By : Ray Lee <ray-lk@madrabbit.org>
>
> This appears to be a race in user space that people have been hitting
> for some time, but has gotten more likely with the latest kernel. It
> matches the behavior of a gnome dbus bug [
> http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=395488 ]. The way to avoid
> that bug is to install the dbus-x11 package which forces dbus to start
> up earlier, avoiding the race.
>
> Though the original reporter hasn't replied, Christoph Hellwig hit the
> same issue and was able to confirm that installing the dbus-x11
> package avoids the issue, papering over bug, wherever it may lie.
> Regardless, there are reports of this issue that go back before
> 2.6.25, so I don't think this is a regression, just a timing issue
> that's a lot easier to hit with the latest kernel.
>
> This is one of those things that'd be nice to have in a Known Issues
> document in the kernel release. "Debian and derivative distributions
> may need to install dbus-x11 package to avoid a known userspace issue
> in the dbus package. [gnome bug 395488]"

Okay, I closed the bug (resolution WILL_NOT_FIX).

Thanks,
Rafael


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