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Bug#261522: Xfree86 Fatal server error (Signal 11)

On Thu, Jul 29, 2004 at 12:45:49PM +0200, Thibault TAILLANDIER wrote:
> Branden Robinson wrote:
> >Why did you set this bug's severity to "grave"?  Is it your contention that
> >Debian should not ship the XFree86 X server for any of our users unless we
> >can get it working on your hardware?
> Not at all, i just put the severity to "grave" because of the "causes 
> data loss" clause.
> Since i lost data on that crash. I really apreciate XFree86, and i would 
> use it even if it crash once a day.

If data was lost, that's the fault of the applications that had connections
to the X server and failed to clean up properly when that connection was

I don't blame you for being frustrated by the data loss; I recommend filing
bugs against the ill-behaved X clients.

When an X client loses its connection to the X server, at the very least it
should save any modified open files to failsafe locations.

Feel free to quote my words above in any such bug reports you file.

> >$ /usr/share/bug/xserver-xfree86 > /tmp/output 3>&1
> >$ mailx -s "Re: Bug#261522" 261522@bugs.debian.org < /tmp/output
> >
> Ok, i did this, i hope it will help you.
> Thanks a lot for you work.

Great, thanks!  I'll have a look.

G. Branden Robinson                |    Every aristocracy that has ever
Debian GNU/Linux                   |    existed has behaved, in all
branden@debian.org                 |    essential points, exactly like a
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |    small mob.       -- G.K. Chesterton

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