[JDEV] roster out of sync w/ reality

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at jabber.org
Thu Feb 7 17:35:14 CST 2002

I'm not sure which client multiplexer we're using right now on jabber.org
but I know that I've seen this problem with jpolld. It seems to actually
be a problem with freeing up file descriptors at the OS level but I don't
know enough to say more than that. :)


Peter Saint-Andre
email+jabber: stpeter at jabber.org

On Wed, 6 Feb 2002, Pat Mahoney wrote:

> (please cc: me, not subscribed)
> (using gabber 0.8.5 and jabber.org)
> Numerous times my roster claims a contact is available when in fact he
> is not.  It seems to happen when he (a dialup user) kills pppd without
> explicitly logging out of jabber.  He can remain in this state of limbo
> indefinitely (I've witnessed a 6 hour stretch).  It seems that he only
> remains in limbo as long as no one attempts to contact him in any way
> (either chatting or trying to extract client info, etc).
> Even after someone (me) tries to chat with him while he is in limbo, it
> takes a few (5, 10?  I'm not really sure, and it varies) minutes for
> the roster to report him as offline.
> I'm sorry I don't have a good reproducible case.  I consider this a bug
> though, as it is extremely annoying.  For what it's worth, I never saw
> this back when I used AIM, though I don't believe I ever had a buddy
> who had no other buddies aside from me (as is the case with this
> particluar jabber user).
> -- 
> Pat Mahoney	<patmahoney at gmx.net>

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