WaitForSomething(): select: Invalid argument

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Thu May 9 12:44:33 PDT 2013

On 05/ 9/13 12:32 PM, Grant wrote:
>>>>>   WaitForSomething(): select: Invalid argument
>>>> https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/8/31/1 ?
>>> Thanks, Google didn't bring that up for me.  So it's a kernel issue.
>>> I'm on 3.9-rc7.  I'll pursue this further with the kernel guys if it
>>> happens on 3.9-rc8.  I've only seen it once so far.
>> That is wrong, the patch mentioned in that mail thread was applied long
>> time ago, in v3.6[1].
>> And the issue is most definitely in X:
>> ---
>> Also, letting the X people know that they are doing something crazy
>> sounds like a good idea. -- Linus
>> ---
>> This happens on my Arch Linux 3.8.11 and I've seen it happen also on
>> 3.9.
>> X crashing is not good.
> Agreed.  What should we do?

To start with, xorg-devel is how you reach the X developers, but with no
detail about what argument is invalid or why, I don't know what we can do.

	-Alan Coopersmith-              alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Engineering - http://blogs.oracle.com/alanc

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