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Re: [E-devel] entrance is now bloated.



Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Sep 2006 01:58:33 +0200 Morten Nilsen <morten@nilsen.com> babbled:
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>> Carsten Haitzler (The Rasterman) wrote:
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>>> On Tue, 26 Sep 2006 19:58:36 +0100 Essien Ita Essien
>>> <essien@wazobialinux.com> babbled:
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>>>> all fixed now.
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>>> actually not all fixed. 1 entrance process floating around. there's no need
>>> for it to hang about like a bad smell. :) i am pretty damn sure that when i
>>> fixed it before entrance spawned off the user's login session then REPLACED
>>> itself with entrance_login so it became small and unobtrusive. there were
>>> not 2 entrances and entrance became entrance_login :) i'm pretty damn sure
>>> that's how it was... :)
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>> I think this was a result of the whole yahoo about shells a bit back..
>> The one that ended with entrance executing the chosen environment
>> directly, and not run it by /bin/sh or /bin/bash
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>> Personally, the ~9MB out of 2GB the entrance process is hogging is
>> negligible, but still wasted RAM..
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>> My biggest problem is having to execute xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap by hand all
>> the time. I didn't have to do that a few weeks back.
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> it's the WAY you execute the login process. you are spawning it as a
> sub-process of entrance, rather than REPLACING entrance. remember fork()
> creates a child. exec() REPLACES the current process with the new one. 
> "runing" an app is a fork + an exec as you DONT want to replace yourself. b ut
> in this case you DO.
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correct... that should be what is causing the XModMap thingy, and the
extra entrance hanging around. Fix coming.
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>> -- 
>> Morten
>> :wq
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