Version: (using KDE 4.1.3)
Compiler: GCC 4
Installed from: Gentoo Packages
Background: I accidentally wrote a fork bomb on my server and ulimit apparently wasn't working right.
Somehow, as a result, every single Konsole I had open completely locked up (no redrawing) until I forcefully umounted my sshfs connection in a real tty. I also observed that for some reason, there was only a single 'konsole' process running.
This is correct. Konsole by default only uses one process for all its windows in KDE 4 - if new instances are launched from the K-Menu or other GUI. If you start a new Konsole instance from the terminal it will use a new process.
Why did you resolve this? The problem still exists...
Sorry, I was too quick on the draw closing a few apparently related reports.
184964 has more info
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 184964 ***
It certainly does have more info, but it's an entirely unrelated bug.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 251351 ***