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Re: Emacs core dump

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Emacs core dump
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 09:56:32 +0300

> Newsgroups: gnu.emacs.bug
> From: Cyprian Laskowski <address@hidden>
> Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 06:19:09 GMT
> is 18 MB normal for heavy duty Emacs users?

Ha!  My Emacs session just hit 44MB when I restarted it (because I
made a change that needed to be tested).  Sessions that use 150MB are
not unheard of.

> If this problem is too deep or vague for you to help me with further
> debugging, then I would really appreciate some "best worst case
> advice".  For example, I'm slowly trying to comment out my Emacs
> extensions, in the hopes of finding the one that is pulling the
> trigger, if there is such a one.  Does this seem like a good idea

Yes, this could give a hint to the possible cause.

> Would it help to try to get my hands on
> Emacs 21 (how can I do this?), and hope that the problem is solved by
> chance there?

Emacs 21 should be released soon.  When it is, it would indeed make
sense to see if your problems are gone there.

> Should I keep posting backtraces and xbacktraces?

No, I don't think it would help.

Thanks for working on this.

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