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From: Jon TURNEY <>
Subject: Re: On xkb_* in /tmp
Date: Thu, 07 Jul 2011 13:04:00 -0000	[thread overview]
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On 07/07/2011 01:25, Angelo Graziosi wrote:
> Il 07/07/2011 2.12, Angelo Graziosi ha scritto:
>> After the last upgrade to xorg-server I find in /tmp:
>> ... 316 Jul 7 02:06 xkb_H2DcsY
>> ... 316 Jul 7 02:06 xkb_PTGhAv
>> Is this to be expected?
> Now I have seen that /tmp is filling od xkb_* files each time I login (i.e.
> XWin starts)... :(

Thanks for reporting this.

1.10.2-1 has a change to write the keymap to a temporary file and use system()
to run xkbcomp, rather than write it to a pipe and fork() xkbcomp (to avoid
fork() failures preventing the X server from starting), using code that
already exists for this purpose on for xming.

But it seems I had failed to add the patch that xming has to ensure that these
temporary files are cleaned up correctly.

I'll fix this and update the X server, but in the meantime you should be able
to remove these temporary files once the server has started with no ill
effects :-)

Volunteer Cygwin/X X Server maintainer

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Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-07-07  0:26 Angelo Graziosi
2011-07-07 12:51 ` Angelo Graziosi
2011-07-07 13:04   ` Jon TURNEY [this message]
2011-07-07 14:24     ` Angelo Graziosi

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