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[Bug 1518411] Re: "Maximum number of clients reached", new in Ubuntu 15.10


I have been having this problem for a while. I have seen a number of
commands suggested as helpful in various forums: `xwininfo -root
-children`, `xlsclients`, and `lsof -U`. I wrote a script that logged
the number of lines reported by these every 30 seconds.

It took about 5 days for my computer to crash (for most of which the
computer was idle because I was away for the long weekend). xlsclients
and lsof stayed steady at around 20 and 500 lines respectively. xwininfo
climbed steadily from 68 to 362. When the computer was idle and locked,
it would stay steady for hours at a time, then climb by about 10 windows
over 5 minutes, then steady out again. As described by Brett Johnson
above, most of the windows have no name.

I notice that it is always nautilus that crashes, usually while the
computer is unattended. I will return, nautilus will be closed and I
won't be able to open any new windows because the maximum number of
clients is reached. Nautlius exits with a segfault some address "not
located in known VMA region".

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  "Maximum number of clients reached", new in Ubuntu 15.10

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