Bug#532319: gdm: leaks file descriptors

Jiří Paleček jpalecek at web.de
Mon Jun 8 13:35:50 UTC 2009

Package: gdm
Version: 2.20.7-4
Severity: normal


I noticed the shell I run has too much open descriptors. Further checking  
indicates the extra file descriptors (5 and 7) point to a pipe opened by  
gdm. See the attached file for details.

     Jiri Palecek

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
   APT prefers testing
   APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.27-test-pcw (SMP w/1 CPU core; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=cs_CZ, LC_CTYPE=cs_CZ (charmap=ISO-8859-2)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gdm depends on:
ii  adduser               3.110              add and remove users and  
ii  awesome [x-window-man 2.0-rc1-1          dynamic and tiling window  
ii  cdebconf [debconf-2.0 0.138lenny2        Debian Configuration  
Management Sy
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0] 1.5.24             Debian configuration  
management sy
ii  gksu                  2.0.0-5            graphical frontend to su
ii  gnome-session [x-sess 2.22.3-2           The GNOME 2 Session Manager
ii  gnome-terminal [x-ter 2.24.3-3           The GNOME 2 terminal emulator  
ii  ion3 [x-window-manage 20070506-2         keyboard-friendly window  
manager w
ii  jwm [x-window-manager 1.5-1              Very small lightweight pure  
X11 wi
ii  konsole [x-terminal-e 4:4.2.4-1          X terminal emulator for KDE 4
ii  ksmserver [x-session- 4:3.5.9.dfsg.1-6   session manager for KDE
ii  lesstif-bin [x-window 1:0.95.0-2         user binaries for LessTif
ii  libart-2.0-2          2.3.19-3           Library of functions for 2D  
ii  libatk1.0-0           1.20.0-1           The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libattr1              1:2.4.43-2         Extended attribute shared  
ii  libc6                 2.9-6              GNU C Library: Shared  
ii  libcairo2             1.8.6-2+b1         The Cairo 2D vector graphics  
ii  libdbus-1-3           1.2.1-4            simple interprocess messaging  
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2      0.80-3             simple interprocess messaging  
ii  libdmx1               1:1.0.2-2          X11 Distributed Multihead  
ii  libfontconfig1        2.6.0-1            generic font configuration  
ii  libfreetype6          2.3.9-4.1          FreeType 2 font engine,  
shared lib
ii  libglade2-0           1:2.6.1-1          library to load .glade files  
at ru
ii  libglib2.0-0          2.20.1-2           The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgnomecanvas2-0     2.14.0-2           A powerful object-oriented  
ii  libgtk2.0-0           2.16.1-2           The GTK+ graphical user  
ii  libpam-modules        1.0.1-4            Pluggable Authentication  
Modules f
ii  libpam-runtime        1.0.1-4            Runtime support for the PAM  
ii  libpam0g              1.0.1-4            Pluggable Authentication  
Modules l
ii  libpango1.0-0         1.24.2-1           Layout and rendering of  
ii  librsvg2-2            2.22.3-1           SAX-based renderer library  
for SVG
ii  librsvg2-common       2.22.3-1           SAX-based renderer library  
for SVG
ii  libselinux1           2.0.59-1           SELinux shared libraries
ii  libwrap0              7.6.dbs-13         Wietse Venema's TCP wrappers  
ii  libx11-6              2:1.0.3-7          X11 client-side library
ii  libxau6               1:1.0.3-2          X11 authorisation library
ii  libxdmcp6             1:1.0.2-2          X11 Display Manager Control  
ii  libxext6              1:1.0.3-2          X11 miscellaneous extension  
ii  libxi6                2:1.1.4-1          X11 Input extension library
ii  libxinerama1          1:1.0.2-1          X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxml2               2.7.3.dfsg-1       GNOME XML library
ii  lsb-base              3.2-20             Linux Standard Base 3.2 init  
ii  metacity [x-window-ma 1:2.24.0-2         A lightweight GTK2 based  
Window Ma
ii  openbox [x-window-man          standards compliant, fast,  
ii  wmaker [x-window-mana 0.92.0-6.1         NeXTSTEP-like window manager  
for X
ii  wmii [x-window-manage 3.6~rc2+20070518-1 lightweight tabbed and tiled  
X11 w
ii  xterm [x-terminal-emu 238-2              X terminal emulator
ii  zlib1g                1:   compression library - runtime

Versions of packages gdm recommends:
ii  dialog                    1.1-20080819-1 Displays user-friendly dialog  
pn  gdm-themes                <none>         (no description available)
ii  whiptail                  0.52.2-10      Displays user-friendly dialog  
pn  xserver-xephyr | xnest    <none>         (no description available)
ii  xserver-xorg              1:7.4~5        the X.Org X server
ii  zenity                    2.24.1-1       Display graphical dialog  
boxes fro

Versions of packages gdm suggests:
pn  libpam-gnome-keyring          <none>     (no description available)
ii  locales                       2.9-6      GNU C Library: National  
Language (
ii  pm-utils              utilities and scripts for  
power ma

-- debconf information:
   gdm/daemon_name: /usr/bin/gdm
* shared/default-x-display-manager: gdm

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