Re: 3.6 Feature: Lock Screen

On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 12:45 AM, Stef Walter <stefw gnome org> wrote:
> On 04/27/2012 01:00 AM, Jasper St. Pierre wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 26, 2012 at 6:41 PM, Tomas Frydrych
>> <tf+lists gnome r-finger com> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> On 25/04/12 23:38, Marina Zhurakhinskaya wrote:
>>>> Technically, the code for fading out the screen and displaying the
>>>> lock screen when the user becomes active again will be added to GNOME
>>>> Shell, and the gnome-screensaver will no longer be used.
>>> There are security implications of this proposed change. In the event
>>> the Shell crashes, you cannot make any assumptions, and therefore any
>>> guarantees, about how much of the state will be recovered, and hence
>>> that lock will not be compromised. Even if the Shell does restart
>>> successfully, the content of the desktop is visible for the time it
>>> takes the Shell to restart, which is by no means negligible.
>>> Considering how often Mutter crashes (I see about 3-4 crashes an hour),
>> Bug references? We should not be crashing 3-4 times per hour.
> 3-4 times a day for me. Here are some bugs, they're in the Red Hat
> bugzilla because they were filed with Fedora Abrt. These hardly
> represent the number of crashes though, because nearly always "the
> backtrace isn't usable".

This is fixed in 3.4.1.


Looks like it was an accountsservice bug that's been fixed?

> FWIW on some of my machines, the screensaver is already pretty funny
> security-wise. When coming back from sleep. It shows the desktop screen
> for several seconds before locking the screen. Sometimes it only locks
> one monitor. Sometimes the lock dialog isn't visible. I haven't started
> to try and debug these issues.

If I remember correctly, this was a SELinux policy issue. It should be
fixed in upgrades-testing.

> I guess one way of looking at that is that hopefully the Lock screen
> refresh will solve some of these problems :P
> Cheers,
> Stef


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