NAND out of space crash (was Display warnings in sugar (Emiliano Pastorino))

Greg Smith gregsmitholpc at
Sat Jul 19 11:47:21 EDT 2008

Hi All,

Emiliano has an elegant workaround but crashing the XO on NAND full (to 
un-recoverable state?) is a heinous bug that affects essentially all users.

If someone has the bug ID handy can you send it out and mark it a 
blocker for 8.2.0 (priority = blocker and keyword includes blocks:8.2.0)?

Can I get a design proposal (no re-partitioning please!), scoping and 
lead engineer on it ASAP?

If you have to stop working on something else to do this, let me know 
what will drop and I'll help weigh the consequences.


Greg S

devel-request at wrote:
> Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 15:44:56 -0400
> From: "C. Scott Ananian" <cscott at>
> Subject: Re: [sugar] Display warnings in sugar
> To: "Tomeu Vizoso" <tomeu at>
> Cc: devel at, Eben Eliason <eben.eliason at>,
> 	sugar at
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> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 5:21 AM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 2:27 AM, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at> wrote:
>>> I hope our alert system will use the standard:
>>> It is widely used in Gnome, and when I last reviewed it seems to be a
>>> solid and capable spec.
>> The interfaces in that spec look quite good, although perhaps would
>> benefit from a simpler, alternative API that also abstracts the D-Bus
>> stuff. Perhaps rainbow should do some rate limiting or permissions
>> checking, not sure.
> Sure, wrap the actual DBus calls with a simplied sugar/python method
> if you like, but *please* let's implement a listener for that API so
> that unmodified applications can interact sensibly with Sugar, and so
> that our system tools & activities can interoperate with non-Sugar
> window managers.
> Similarly, we should really implement that standard
> startup notification spec, so we can get sensible notifications and
> icons for 'ordinary' applications.
>  --scott

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