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bug#1107: #1107 - 23.0.60; Emacs --daemon crashes when emacsclient tries
bug#1107: #1107 - 23.0.60; Emacs --daemon crashes when emacsclient tries to establish a connection on OS X - Emacs bug report logs
Thu, 11 Dec 2008 11:21:34 -0500
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)
> I have not had the chance to refine my fix so I'm attaching my patch here in
> hopes that someone else can work on it. It uses exec() instead of fork()
> to launch the child, using a daemon name argument to differentiate the
> child. This prevents normal use of the name argument. Moreover, the pipe
> connection does not work (not sure why), so it is disabled.
The reason why the pipe connection doesn't work is pretty simple: the
exec'd daemon doesn't know the pipe's file descriptor number.
I.e. the --daemon arg for the child could look like
"--daemon=\nFD\nNAME" where NAME is the original daemon name, and FD is
the pipe's file descriptor.