Re: problem with chooser (or xdm, or X ?) on sparc-debian.
> Therefore I infer that the chooser process which manages the XDMCP
> hosts menu has died and the xdm has launch another chooser, since I
> also see a living chooser process listed by xdm:
It is possible that the kernel is at fault. Check dmesg and see if the
chooser generated any strange signals (9 or 11 being the most notable) next
time that happens. I've noticed that under a high load sparc-linux often does
not satisfy virtual memory requests fast enough and the current process dies
with a sig 9 or 11. Perhaps this is happening once in a while to one of xdm's
subprocesses, or the chooser itself, creating some zombie processes and eating
up your IPC's resources. Of course, this is just a guess. There are a lot of
problems with sparc-linux, both in the kernel and the X servers, which no one
seems very interested in fixing.
Mike "No .sig for you" Shuey