[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#792745: Fwd: Bug#792745: Bug#792745: lightdm: session refuses to start when theres no space left without informing the user

alberto fuentes pajaro at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 15:21:07 UTC 2015

Sorry, for the snarky comment... Debian as a whole feels overcritical at
times and I just snapped :P

On Mon, Jul 20, 2015 at 8:01 AM, Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org>

> Yes. There's so many things which won't work if you can't write to the
> disk that it's not possible to handle them soundly.

So many things wont work without space, but everything worked up to the
point of login... and wont work afterwards. That looks like a good point to
inform the user about the problem

I dont expect the dm to check for space all the time, but whatever layer is
failing, the session in this case, will report an error (or crash? i dont
really know what is happening) and the dm will take over again. I dont feel
we are being too friendly with the user if we show them an error for a very
common problem

Handling it soundly would be to recover. Or to be able to get the error
from the session or possible a third thing i dont know about

That would be nice, but I dont expect that. I expect a one line check for
space that will get 80% of the benefits with 1% of the time of a proper

I wont defend this any longer tho... If you still disagree, please close
this bug

thanks for maintaining lightdm!
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