[PATCH] Re: crash after setting root background pixmap to None, then setting color

Daniel Stone daniel at fooishbar.org
Wed May 25 03:56:55 PDT 2011


On Mon, May 23, 2011 at 12:26:07PM +0200, Cyril Brulebois wrote:
> Hi Jeremy,
> Marko Macek <Marko.Macek at gmx.net> (21/05/2011):
> > Please apply this patch:
> > 
> > Fix crash after resetting root window background pixmap to None, then setting background color.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Marko Macek <marko.macek at gmx.net>

Thanks Marko!

I have this (committed earlier) as:
commit 0701a18b51213ae588cbe82069c0b6eefb8deae7
Author: Marko Macek <Marko.Macek at gmx.net>
Date:   Sat May 21 13:30:59 2011 +0100

    DIX: Set backgroundState correctly for root window
    When we change the root window's background to None, and we've run with
    -wr or -br for a forced solid background, make sure we also change the
    background state to BackgroundPixel, so we don't try to lookup either
    pScreen->whitePixel or pScreen->blackPixel as a pixmap.
    Signed-off-by: Marko Macek <Marko.Macek at gmx.net>
    Reviewed-by: Walter Harms <wharms at bfs.de>
    Reviewed-by: Daniel Stone <daniel at fooishbar.org>

It should be in the master branch of

> it'd be nice to keep an eye on that patch and pick it for the 1.10
> branch, even though it appears not to be committed to master yet.
> Seems to be the same issue as in:
>   http://bugs.debian.org/626331
> A fix for #36986 would also be appreciated for rc3 or final:
>  https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36986
> (still being discussed in another thread.)

Yeah, it's a bit of a clanger, and most distros seem to run with either
-wr or -br, so this would be a great stable candidate.  Let's give it a
quick run in master and see if it doesn't destroy anything.


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