Bug 107638 - Fails to start when quota exceeded due to log file creation error
Summary: Fails to start when quota exceeded due to log file creation error
Status: RESOLVED MOVED
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Server/General (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All Linux (All)
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Assignee: Xorg Project Team
QA Contact: Xorg Project Team
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Reported: 2018-08-21 10:53 UTC by Jan Hamal Dvořák
Modified: 2018-12-13 22:40 UTC (History)
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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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