Sometimes Weston 1.11 fails to start on rpi3

Jamison, Tatiana tjamison at
Fri May 26 11:51:45 EDT 2017

Hi Leon,

On 24 April 2017 at 08:44, Leon Anavi <leon.anavi at> wrote:

> Hi,
> While working on other tasks, I noticed that from time to time Weston 1.11
> fails to start on GDP on Raspberry Pi 3. I am using the latest version from
> the repositories in GitHub. Initially I though it is again GDP-525 because
> there are no input devices but the patch for fixing this issue is still
> there and furthermore I cannot reproduce the issue in 100% of the cases.
> Has anyone else experienced the same issues?

Yes, I have experienced this issue as well. In my experience, it fails
intermittently on startup. I have not been able to reliably reproduce this
error -- it seems to happen on about 10-20% of boots, with no configuration
changes from boot to boot.

Leon, have you opened a JIRA ticket for this behavior? I didn't see one on
a quick search.

> Here is the status of the systemd service of Weston when it fails:
> [[0;1;31m●[[0m weston.service - Weston reference Wayland compositor
>    Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/weston.service; disabled; vendor
> preset: enabled)
>    Active: [[0;1;31mfailed[[0m (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2017-04-24
> 15:38:10 UTC; 1min 5s ago
>   Process: 348 ExecStop=/usr/bin/killall -s KILL weston
> [[0;1;31m(code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)[[0m
>   Process: 247 ExecStart=/usr/bin/weston-launch -u root --
> --idle-time=4294967 [[0;1;31m(code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)[[0m
>  Main PID: 247 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
> Apr 24 15:38:08 raspberrypi3 systemd[1]: Started Weston reference Wayland
> compositor.
> Apr 24 15:38:09 raspberrypi3 weston-launch[247]:
> [[0;1;39mpam_lastlog(login:session): file /var/log/lastlog created[[0m
> Apr 24 15:38:09 raspberrypi3 weston-launch[247]: pam_unix(login:session):
> session opened for user root by (uid=0)
> Apr 24 15:38:10 raspberrypi3 weston-launch[247]: could not reset vt
> handling
> Apr 24 15:38:10 raspberrypi3 systemd[1]: [[0;1;39mweston.service: Main
> process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE[[0m
> Apr 24 15:38:10 raspberrypi3 killall[348]: killall: weston: no process
> killed
> Apr 24 15:38:10 raspberrypi3 systemd[1]: [[0;1;39mweston.service: Control
> process exited, code=exited status=1[[0m
> Apr 24 15:38:10 raspberrypi3 systemd[1]: [[0;1;39mweston.service: Unit
> entered failed state.[[0m
> Apr 24 15:38:10 raspberrypi3 systemd[1]: [[0;1;39mweston.service: Failed
> with result 'exit-code'.[[0m
> Best regards,
> Leon
> --
> Leon Anavi
> Software Engineer
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Best regards,

*Tatiana Jamison*
System Architect - Open Source Projects

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