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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: Mon, 21 May 2007 14:47:48 -0700

Eli Zaretskii <eliz@gnu.org> wrote:

>> Thanks for reporting, but please provide the necessary details: the
>> OS, the Emacs version, the works (M-x report-emacs-bug RET will do
>> that for you).

emacs 21.3 for sure, perhaps emacs 22 (I've been using it a few months
and I can't remember if any of the big files were in that time
frame).  OS: a variety of Linux versions (FC 6, FC 5 for sure).

>> In general, if the garbled files were produced by a session that
>> crashed, that could explain the garbage: after all, Emacs is in deep
>> trouble when it crashes, and your description sounds like Emacs had
>> its memory badly trashed.  But I agree that it's a nasty problem that
>> should be tracked down.  The problem is, we cannot easily do that
>> without some kind of recipe for reproducing the problem.


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