Commit 054c25f6 authored by Daniel van Vugt's avatar Daniel van Vugt Committed by Marco Trevisan

wayland: Allow Xwayland to leave core dumps

For historical Xorg-reasons, Xwayland would disable its own core dumps by
default. This is a problem because Xwayland crashing is the biggest cause of
gnome-shell crashes [1][2], and we still have no idea why due to there being
no dumps from Xwayland. So enable core dumping from Xwayland.

parent 01de04d8
......@@ -50,11 +50,12 @@ typedef struct
char *lock_file;
int abstract_fd;
int unix_fd;
pid_t pid;
struct wl_client *client;
struct wl_resource *xserver_resource;
char *display_name;
GCancellable *xserver_died_cancellable;
GSubprocess *proc;
GMainLoop *init_loop;
MetaXWaylandSelection *selection_data;
......@@ -392,8 +392,15 @@ xserver_died (GObject *source,
gpointer user_data)
GSubprocess *proc = G_SUBPROCESS (source);
GError *error = NULL;
if (!g_subprocess_get_successful (proc))
if (!g_subprocess_wait_finish (proc, result, &error))
if (!g_error_matches (error, G_IO_ERROR, G_IO_ERROR_CANCELLED))
g_error ("Failed to finish waiting for Xwayland: %s", error->message);
g_clear_error (&error);
else if (!g_subprocess_get_successful (proc))
g_error ("X Wayland crashed; aborting");
......@@ -508,7 +515,6 @@ meta_xwayland_start (MetaXWaylandManager *manager,
gboolean started = FALSE;
g_autoptr(GSubprocessLauncher) launcher = NULL;
GSubprocessFlags flags;
GSubprocess *proc;
GError *error = NULL;
if (!choose_xdisplay (manager))
......@@ -545,20 +551,31 @@ meta_xwayland_start (MetaXWaylandManager *manager,
g_subprocess_launcher_take_fd (launcher, displayfd[1], 6);
g_subprocess_launcher_setenv (launcher, "WAYLAND_SOCKET", "3", TRUE);
proc = g_subprocess_launcher_spawn (launcher, &error,
XWAYLAND_PATH, manager->display_name,
"-rootless", "-noreset",
"-listen", "4",
"-listen", "5",
"-displayfd", "6",
if (!proc)
/* Use the -terminate parameter to ensure that Xwayland exits cleanly
* after the last client disconnects. Fortunately that includes the window
* manager so it won't exit prematurely either. This ensures that Xwayland
* won't try to reconnect and crash, leaving uninteresting core dumps. We do
* want core dumps from Xwayland but only if a real bug occurs...
manager->proc = g_subprocess_launcher_spawn (launcher, &error,
XWAYLAND_PATH, manager->display_name,
"-listen", "4",
"-listen", "5",
"-displayfd", "6",
if (!manager->proc)
g_error ("Failed to spawn Xwayland: %s", error->message);
goto out;
g_subprocess_wait_async (proc, NULL, xserver_died, NULL);
manager->xserver_died_cancellable = g_cancellable_new ();
g_subprocess_wait_async (manager->proc, manager->xserver_died_cancellable,
xserver_died, NULL);
g_unix_fd_add (displayfd[0], G_IO_IN, on_displayfd_ready, manager);
manager->client = wl_client_create (wl_display, xwayland_client_fd[0]);
......@@ -598,7 +615,10 @@ meta_xwayland_stop (MetaXWaylandManager *manager)
char path[256];
g_cancellable_cancel (manager->xserver_died_cancellable);
meta_xwayland_shutdown_selection ();
g_clear_object (&manager->proc);
g_clear_object (&manager->xserver_died_cancellable);
snprintf (path, sizeof path, "/tmp/.X11-unix/X%d", manager->display_index);
unlink (path);
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