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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: Wed, 23 May 2007 12:33:59 -0700

Richard Stallman <rms@gnu.org> wrote:

>>     >> I wonder, is the file ALL junk after a certain point?
>>     >> Or is the junk inserted in the middle?
>>     I think I saw occasional lines that looked ok, but they were few and
>>     far between the junk.
>> This is very important!  If junk is followed by valid lines,
>> that means the junk was output from inside the function that produces
>> the intended output.
>> So please check this carefully.  Are any of those files on backups?

I found a couple of bad files at home.  One is 1mb, the other 17mb.  I
use 21.4.1 on Linux (FC6) there.  There are definite good lines
interspersed in between the junk.  And often the good lines do not
start at the beginning of a line--I had to search for common pathnames
to find them.

Interestingly, some of the junk is from my +inbox (I use MH-E 8.0.3)
and sometimes the good lines near the +inbox junk are pathnames in my
inbox directory.  Other times it's just binary junk.

>>     I'm going to run for a while to see if the problem reoccurs with emacs
>>     22.  If it does, I'll add the following change and test it.
>> Someone pointed out that that patch has problems; please don't try it
>> as written.


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