WM stops the X process

Simon Thum simon.thum at gmx.de
Sat Jul 11 12:00:10 PDT 2009

Michel Dänzer wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-07-10 at 08:51 -0700, Sebastian Glita wrote:
>> Xorg: pixman-region.c:372: pixman_region_copy: Assertion `pixman_region_selfcheck (src)' failed.
> See http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=22642 .
Thanks for the pointer! I started rebuilding half my system because I
didn't get proper diagnostics, and the system got unusable.

May I humbly request we somehow get better handling of this? I mean,
even a GPF is handled more gracefully (I get textmode and a call stack).

Of course Pixman can't simply use X's error handling, but I can't
believe there's no better than having the proper diagnostic dumped on a
std/error out that's simply lost if you didn't take precaution.

I'd be glad to do a patch but I'm unsure what approach to take.

Thoughts, rants, ...?


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