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Re: huge files in ~/.emacs.d/auto-save-list/


From: Kevin Layer
Subject: Re: huge files in ~/.emacs.d/auto-save-list/
Date: Tue, 22 May 2007 16:26:26 -0700

Richard Stallman <address@hidden> wrote:

>> Could you look at the directory once each week to see
>> if more such failures have happened?  Maybe then you would
>> still remember whether Emacs had crashed.

I was thinking the same thing.

>> I wonder, is the file ALL junk after a certain point?
>> Or is the junk inserted in the middle?

I think I saw occasional lines that looked ok, but they were few and
far between the junk.

>> The existing code relies on an unwind-protect to close the stream.
>> Maybe something fails to run the unwind-protect.  Could you try
>> running with this change, and tell us if it prevents the problem?

I'm going to run for a while to see if the problem reoccurs with emacs
22.  If it does, I'll add the following change and test it.

>> *** fileio.c 22 Mar 2007 08:15:04 -0400      1.580
>> --- fileio.c 22 May 2007 14:23:20 -0400      
>> ***************
>> *** 6021,6026 ****
>> --- 6021,6027 ----
>>   
>>     /* Prevent another auto save till enough input events come in.  */
>>     record_auto_save ();
>> +   fclose (stream);
>>   
>>     if (auto_saved && NILP (no_message))
>>       {




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