[xmonad] Prompt: Keys not working

Stefan O'Rear stefanor at cox.net
Fri Nov 30 20:51:48 EST 2007

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.

Not a problem.  The X connection file descriptor, if memory serves, is
marked as FD_CLOEXEC, so when xmonad execs itself, the connection is
closed.  Then the X server reads an EOF on the connection and deletes
all resources, same as it does when an X program crashes.

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