Bug 107638

Summary: Fails to start when quota exceeded due to log file creation error
Product: xorg Reporter: Jan Hamal Dvořák <jan.hamal.dvorak>
Component: Server/GeneralAssignee: Xorg Project Team <xorg-team>
Status: RESOLVED MOVED QA Contact: Xorg Project Team <xorg-team>
Severity: normal    
Priority: medium    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux (All)   
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i915 platform: i915 features:

Description Jan Hamal Dvořák 2018-08-21 10:53:27 UTC
We are (a public library) running a Fedora 28 deployment to be used by registered users. Home directories are mounted using autofs / NFSv4. We have configured server-side user quotas.

When an user exceeds their quota, they cannot log in anymore because Xorg crashes on startup due to not being able to create a log file in the XDG or fallback directory.

It is not possible to set log file location when running as a non-root user. Not that it would help us, since we are using gdm to launch Xorg.

Would it be possible to just use stderr for logging (possibly enabled by a configuration or environment option) instead of insisting that the file must be created?
Comment 1 GitLab Migration User 2018-12-13 22:40:46 UTC
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