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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: Wed, 23 May 2007 12:42:36 -0700

I can also say that the last bogus file in that directory definitely
was written long after the last emacs crash I've had.  The bad file
was written 4/28 and it's been months since I've had an emacs crash at
home.  (At work, I switched to emacs 22, and haven't had a crash since
that switch.  At home, I was sort of waiting to see if I had any more
crashes on 21.4, and I had not.)

Now, it very well could be related to out of memory situations.  I
remember at work noticing that on a few occasions my emacs had grown
quite large (150mb, according to top).  I even remember seeing the
(new?) message from emacs when you undo something in a buffer larger
than the threshold for storing undo info.  I'll keep an eye on this,
to see if those files appear near these types of events.

I'm also running a nightly cron job to tell me when the directory gets

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