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[Bug 562191] New: GDM login menu hang - too meny forks
  • From: bugzilla_noreply@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 15:06:33 +0000
  • Message-id: <bug-562191-21960@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/>

Summary: GDM login menu hang - too meny forks
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 11.2
Version: Final
Platform: Other
OS/Version: Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Normal
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Kernel
AssignedTo: kernel-maintainers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: terje@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: qa@xxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; nb-NO; rv:
Gecko/20091103 SUSE/3.5.5-1.1.2 Firefox/3.5.5

openSUSE 11.2 x86_64 kernel Gnome 2.28.0 on a Dell
Precision 490 Xeon 5160 Workstation. This is a workstation with a Grub multi
boot setup for openSUSE 11.1, 11.2 and SLED11

Now and then, after rebooting 11.2, the GDM login menu hang during startup
before user name can be entered.

Going to console mode with Ctrl-Alt-F1 the following messages are displayed:

Welcome to openSUSE 11.2 "Emerald" - Kernel (tty1)
alfa login: Uhh, too meny forks, PIDs got reused, we're confused at 4441
startpar 308 fork-513

By entering return, it is possible to login, i.e as root and reboot. (the gdm
login menu still hang after console login)
Then, next time the startup process normally run ok an presents an active login

Reproducible: Sometimes

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Restart from Gnome

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