Re: Fatal IO error 11

Hi Geoffrey:

On 07/06/2009 01:42:14 PM Mon, Geoffrey Leach wrote:
I think we've seen this before:

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balsa: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server
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and balsa terminates.

Yes, we have!  <URL:>

Two questions:

Is there a workaround?

I see this on a laptop with ATI graphics, and I can get around it by either changing from the radeon driver to vesa, or running balsa --sync. Neither is happy-making :(

The problem seems to arise from changing the display in a sub-thread, so we've tried moving a couple of updates to the main thread; that increases the mean time before failure, but (as you'll see on the bug) some more remain to be moved.

Balsa is careful to follow the guidelines for updating in a sub-thread, in particular flushing the display before terminating the thread, and in the past that has always been sufficient. Something seems to have changed...

Why does Balsa not wait and try again?

Balsa isn't given the choice--the X server effectively kills it.


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