Bug#818600: mate-settings-daemon cannot create file /run/user/<UID>/dconf/user and fills up the memory (24 GB!)

Vlad Orlov monsta at inbox.ru
Wed Apr 13 11:57:37 UTC 2016


This is an old bug in libpam-systemd which maintainers still refuse to acknowledge
(and upstream refuses to consider it a bug).
Unfortunately, mate-settings-daemon is just another victim of it. It's at a level below us
and we can't fix it ourselves.

If you know how to patch Debian packages, you can try to patch libpam-systemd with
the patch from [1]. If you don't know how, I recommend reading an excellent article
about it [2].

[1] https://github.com/linuxmint/systemd-betsy/commit/f7ab85f1e1169ac1598dfc1fba1c01063840b3c5.patch
[2] https://raphaelhertzog.com/2011/07/04/how-to-prepare-patches-for-debian-packages/

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