Comment 3 for bug 36581

Frank Siegert (fsiegert) wrote :

Running Kubuntu Dapper up to date as of 2006-04-13, I see gam_server constantly at 15% CPU usage and echoing a lot of messages into ~/.xsession-errors (more than once a second):

    Failed to process 26 bytes from server
    invalid length 24902
    invalid length 24902
    invalid length 24902
    invalid length 24902
.... many many times ... and then:
    end from FAM server connection
    invalid length 24902
    invalid length 24902
    invalid length 24902
    invalid length 24902
    invalid length 24902
... many many times

Funnily enough, after a reboot I was not able to reproduce it (using a VFAT storage device, browsing pictures, whatever...). But then doing nothing while writing this bug report (except for a look at "less ~/.xsession-errors") suddenly gam_server went mad again. I don't know, if accessing ~/.xsession-errors could cause this problem, sounds too weird.

I followed the debugging instructions and sent gam_server a SIGUSR2, which produced a big file in /tmp, of which I will attach a few hundred lines, which seem to repeat afterwards. maybe it is of help to track this annoying bug.

Btw... There seem to be a few duplicates of this: #30868, #31329, #3814