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bug#30626: 26.0.91; Crash when traversing a `stream-of-directory-files'


From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: bug#30626: 26.0.91; Crash when traversing a `stream-of-directory-files'
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2018 13:28:22 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.90 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> The goal was to find out which variable holds a reference to the
>> entire long stream, right?  So it sounds like a pointer to it is kept
>> in an automatic variable on the stack of exec_byte_code, right?  Which
>> kinda makes sense, since the stream is still being processed, I
>> think.

Yeah, but which variable exactly?  I'd like to find it and add 'X =
Qnil;' to confirm we've found where it is.

> Actually, there's still some mystery: if this object is a 7-element
> vector, where do all the other GC frame come from?  Hmm... how
> long/deep is each of the cons cells in elements 1 through 4 of the
> vector?  If they are deeply nested, then that's the answer we've been
> looking for, I think.

It's a bit confusing because of the indirection: stream-range uses the
stream-cons macro, which uses the stream-make macro, which uses the
thunk-delay macro.  I believe the end result is that the lexical
environment of the resulting closure has access to the next
stream-element in the chain, so the nesting depth is the length of the
stream (i.e., 100000 in the example).  Perhaps this example makes it
clearer:

    (setq print-circle t)

    (let* ((s0 (stream-range 1 2))
           (s1 (stream-rest s0)))
      (list s0 s1))
    ;=>
    ((--stream--
      #[256 "\211\203..."
        [(1) 2 (1) (t)
         ((1 . #1=(--stream--
               #[256 "\211\203..."
                 [(nil) (nil) nil t]
                 3 "\n\n(fn &optional CHECK)"])))
         stream-range t]
        7 "\n\n(fn &optional CHECK)"])
     #1#)





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