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Re: emacs freezes


From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: emacs freezes
Date: Tue, 24 Aug 2004 15:12:12 GMT
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

> Process 4067 attached - interrupt to quit
> futex(0x407d9860, FUTEX_WAIT, 2, NULL)  = -1 EINTR (Interrupted system call)
> --- SIGIO (I/O possible) @ 0 (0) ---
> sigreturn()                             = ? (mask now [SEGV])

> so it seems some kind of problem with the 'futex' syscall. I'm using
> linux 2.6.8 (with the futex kernel config flag enabled) on a debian

Could you explain what is "futex" ?

> i've tried both emacs 21.3.1 (the stock debian package) and the latest
> cvs (21.3.50). same problem in both, but when using cvs + gtk2.0 the
> frequency of the freeze increases dramatically from approx. once a day
> (with 21.3.1 and xawd emacs cvs) to once every few minutes (with gtk).

Better focus on the 21.3.50 version (the only one that might get fixed
since the other is already released).  Send a detailed bug report to
address@hidden (ideally via M-x report-emacs-bug).


        Stefan


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