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[Bug 249218] New: "kdeinit running" rapidly forks kfmclients that quickly die
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  • Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 19:40:43 -0700 (MST)
  • Message-id: <bug-249218-21960@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/>

Summary: "kdeinit running" rapidly forks kfmclients that quickly
Product: openSUSE 10.2
Version: Final
Platform: i686
OS/Version: SuSE Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Major
Priority: P5 - None
Component: KDE
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: webclark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: qa@xxxxxxx

"kfmclient openURL"; results in many processes showing as
"kfmclient [kdeinit] openURL"; being created and dieing very
fast, with 10-15 always present (on an 800MHz P3). They are all children of a
single process which shows up under PS as "kdeinit running ...".

I encountered this first with the openSuse menu item that does a
"desktop-launch http://localhost:631"; to manage printing (brings up the cups
web interface). This USED to work fine, and still does on other accounts (5 or
6) on the machine. But now it fails (as described) reliably. I tracked it to
the kfmclient line given above, which I can type into a shell to reproduce the

Configuration is to install most everything involving KDE. This was a clean
openSuse 10.2 install 6 or 8 weeks ago. This problem showed up a couple of
weeks later.

I was pursuing this under KDE bug 137534 because it sounded almost exactly
alike, but on careful reading of the description there it involves kio_http
(which I have not seen) and kfmclient and kio_http forking new copies of
THEMSELVES. All of the kfmclient instances on my machine are children of
"kdeinit running ..."

The user logging off kills off all of the insanity and things are normal again
until THAT user does a "kfmclient openURL ..." again.

I would be happy to run experiments such as copying a file from a "good" user's
kde directory to the "bad" user's, changing parameters, etc. I assume I can
always put the original file back. Tell me what to send, what to compare, etc.
to narrow it down and I will do it. If there is any risk, just let me know
up-front. I need the system to work (to correspond with you!) but I assume
that worst case I could put original files back from a shell login.


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