Bug#234788: Major data loss because of .xsession-errors
On Sat, Feb 28, 2004 at 12:56:59PM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > Rant aside, this does not work - the X kills itself on start if
> > $HOME/.xsession-errors is linked to /dev/null. And deleting it afterwards
> > doesn't make the problem disappear - it can still take arbitrary amounts
> > of diskspace, that would be freed only after closing the file - that is,
> > killing X.
> Hmm, you got me there, I had never actually tried this.
> Odd. Something is trying to seek the file?
When I tried it as root, X worked, but the /dev/null became 0600.
So it seems it wants to chmod 0600 .xsession-errors.