It's useful to have a working X server if a client holds a grab when it triggers a debugger breakpoint

David Campbell david at
Mon May 25 20:55:17 PDT 2009


If the "kill all grabs" functionality came back as an XKB action, that 
wouldn't help in this situation, would it, given that CTRL-ALT-<number> 
isn't working, which would seem to indicate that a synchronous grab is 
used?  If VT switching doesn't work due to a synchronous grab, then an 
XKB action wouldn't either, would it?

Peter Hutterer wrote:
> VT switching only works as long as the grab is asynchronous, otherwise
> events are queued up on the device for replaying and never pass through the
> XKB paths that trigger this behaviour.
-- Dave

Daniel Stone wrote:
> On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 03:46:12AM +0200, Maarten Maathuis wrote:
>> I personally wouldn't mind a kill all grabs button/key/whatever. Even
>> if you can debug a grab issue, you don't always have the time or the
>> right machine (debugging symbols and friends) to do it.
> Yeah, it will come back as an XKB action.
> Cheers,
> Daniel
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