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bug#7194: 24.0.50; Hard crash when starting many subprocesses in quick s


From: Steve Purcell
Subject: bug#7194: 24.0.50; Hard crash when starting many subprocesses in quick succession
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 19:20:05 +0100

On 12 Oct 2010, at 15:06, Eli Zaretskii wrote:

>> From: Steve Purcell <address@hidden>
>> Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 14:32:22 +0100
>> Cc: address@hidden
>> 
>> I recompiled with -g, repeated the crash, and found the line in question =
>> -- process.c:1767
>> 
>>  return unbind_to (count, proc);
> 
> So this is probably here:
> 
>    static Lisp_Object
>    start_process_unwind (Lisp_Object proc)
>    {
>      if (!PROCESSP (proc))
>       abort ();
> 


Looks likely. I kinda guessed that there might be a missing error check, and 
that Emacs was simply running out of a limited resource like file descriptors.




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