[xmonad] Prompt: Keys not working

David Roundy droundy at darcs.net
Fri Nov 30 12:50:56 EST 2007

On Fri, Nov 30, 2007 at 06:31:57PM +0100, Andrea Rossato wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 30, 2007 at 07:46:41AM -0500, David Roundy wrote:
> > (Obviously) sounds like a memory leak.  Presumably we're allocating X
> > resources and never freeing them.  But since they're unused, they get
> > swapped out.  I suppose this means carefully auditing all X calls.  I wish
> > we had *slightly* higher-level X calls that did GC for us (i.e. had
> > finalizers to destroy objects when they're no longer in use).  It'd be
> > slightly problematic, since finalizers aren't guaranteed to be called at
> > exit, so we might leak something when we restart, but that seems like a
> > small danger relative to that of leaking while we run.
> I just want to make it clear that I suffer from this problem well
> *before* switching to xmonad, so I don't think this is related to
> xmonad.
> allbery_b once suggested it could be firefox, which is well know for
> allocating tons of pixmaps without freeing them...

Ah, I didn't catch this.  That's a real bummer--it makes it far more
challenging to catch bugs like this.  :(
David Roundy
Department of Physics
Oregon State University

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