[cairo] Debugging cairo-related X hangs

Behdad Esfahbod behdad at behdad.org
Thu May 3 13:22:40 PDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-05-03 at 14:19 -0400, Boris Zbarsky wrote:
> Just to clarify... I did hunt down another machine at some point and try 
> debugging that way.  It took forever to do anything (I was able to type at about 
> 4 chars per minute) and after about 15 minutes of X being hung the machine froze 
> up altogether (stopped responding to the network, etc). 

Try forwarding X to another machine.  Then on the machine running
firefox try logging the cairo calls (using the cairowrap tool mentioned
in the thread), or the X traffic (using a tool called xtrace.  Google
for it).


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