Pidgin freezes when XMPP server silently disappears

Mark Doliner mark at
Sun Jul 20 21:48:36 EDT 2008

On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 6:42 AM, Bron Gondwana <brong at> wrote:
> I'm currently fiddling with Djabberd, and restarting the server
> quite frequently as I test out new code.
> Each time, Pidgin freezes for quite a few seconds (haven't
> calculated exactly) - the interface just plain freezes, nothing
> works, the buddy list doesn't redraw.


> It looks to me like something is failing to check for disconnection
> and blindly leaving the POLLIN on an fd (14 and 15 in this case - I
> have two different accounts on the same testing server) after
> consuming (or failing to consume) an EOF notification on that socket.
> I'd post this to the bug tracking system, but ns[12]
> don't seem to want to own up to knowing about at the moment,
> so I can't get to the website to find out how to report bugs properly.
> Hopefully DNS will be fixed in time for this mail to deliver.

Hey!  I think this bug has already been fixed, but I don't remember if
the fix made it into 2.4.3.  My guess is that it did.  Are you using


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