gnash fills .xsession-errors

Bug #151581 reported by Yves Bastide on 2007-10-11
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnash

Hi!

~/.xsession-errors size explosion is a common problem, with no obvious solution currently ("logout often" doesn't cut it; nor does "use the unstable release to reboot a new kernel every two days". Not on production machines anyway).

So perhaps an intermediate solution would be, well, perhaps not to shoot the messengers, but at least to have them not spit out every details of what they saw.

Gnash is a good example of this: I just logged out because of a 8 GiB .xsession-errors, and it was soon back to 336M thanks to a silly Web page :)

Most Gnome and KDE applications are also inanely verbose. Should bugs be filled against them?

Thanks,

Yves

era (era) wrote :

Bug #173890 means no Flash on a fresh install anyway, so I figured I'd give Gnash a spin to see if it can cope with some sites I frequent. Just from visiting a few video sites, I already got to the point where .xsession-errors would stop accepting new log messages with "... Too much output, ignoring rest ..." (bug #15027).

I am attaching a partial log, it's not the full .xsession errors but a representative sample. This is some 60k worth of logs from visiting 12 URLs.

era (era) wrote :

Taking the liberty to mark this as confirm this.

My report was technically for mozilla-plugin-gnash actually.

Changed in gnash:
status: New → Confirmed
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