[openbox] How to troubleshoot openbox lock-up

Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 12:27:41 EDT 2016

Several times a day, openbox locks up on me.

It always seems to happen when I close the last "normal" window on one
particular screen (there's still one pinned, undecorated, stay-on-top
window, along with two hidden tint2 panels).  I run three instances of
openbox on three screens, but it's always the "main" instance that
locks up.  By "main" one, I mean the one which xinit started and is
waiting for.  The other two openbox instances are started via the
"main" openbox's autostart script.

When I do a top, I always see the locked-up openbox using 50% CPU and
X using 100% CPU.  Openbox ignores sigterm, and I have to sigkill it
to recover (or terminate the X server).

Any ideas on how to troubleshoot this problem?

I'm running Openbox 3.6 on a Gentoo AMD64 system.

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