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bug#4970: 23.1; Emacs Gtk running nuts

From: Werner Fink
Subject: bug#4970: 23.1; Emacs Gtk running nuts
Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 11:34:22 +0100

A user runs "emacs -nw" within xterm, and often stop them with CTRL-Z to
keep them in background. Now Emacs loops and hogs both memory and cpu after
shutting down X11 going to runlevel 3. Likely this was a leftover emacs from

>From top:

  PID USER      PR  NI  VIRT  RES  SHR S %CPU %MEM    TIME+  COMMAND            
23902 xxxxxx    20   0 7222m 3.4g  608 R  100 88.9  59:28.72 emacs-gtk

To read the full report please you may have a look at

In GNU Emacs 23.1.1 (i586-suse-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.14.4)
 of 2009-08-13 on oldboy
Windowing system distributor `The X.Org Foundation', version 11.0.10502000
configured using `configure  '--with-pop' '--without-hesiod' '--with-kerberos' 
'--with-kerberos5' '--with-xim' '--prefix=/usr' '--mandir=/usr/share/man' 
'--infodir=/usr/share/info' '--datadir=/usr/share' '--localstatedir=/var' 
'--sharedstatedir=/var/lib' '--libexecdir=/usr/lib' '--with-x' '--with-sound' 
'--with-sync-input' '--with-xpm' '--with-jpeg' '--with-tiff' '--with-gif' 
'--with-png' '--with-rsvg' '--with-dbus' '--without-gpm' '--with-x-toolkit=gtk' 
'--x-includes=/usr/include' '--x-libraries=/usr/lib:/usr/share/X11' 
'--with-xft' '--with-libotf' '--with-m17n-flt' '--build=i586-suse-linux-gnu' 
'build_alias=i586-suse-linux-gnu' 'CC=gcc' 'CFLAGS=-O2 -march=i586 -mtune=i686 
-fmessage-length=0 -Wall -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fstack-protector -funwind-tables 
-fasynchronous-unwind-tables -g -D_GNU_SOURCE -std=gnu89 -pipe 
-Wno-pointer-sign -Wno-unused-variable -Wno-unused-label 
-Wno-unprototyped-calls -DSYSTEM_PURESIZE_EXTRA=55000          

Important settings:
  value of $LANG: POSIX
  value of $XMODIFIERS: @im=local
  locale-coding-system: utf-8-unix
  default-enable-multibyte-characters: t

Major mode: Lisp Interaction

Minor modes in effect:
  show-paren-mode: t
  tooltip-mode: t
  tool-bar-mode: t
  mouse-wheel-mode: t
  menu-bar-mode: t
  file-name-shadow-mode: t
  global-font-lock-mode: t
  font-lock-mode: t
  blink-cursor-mode: t
  global-auto-composition-mode: t
  auto-composition-mode: t
  auto-encryption-mode: t
  auto-compression-mode: t
  column-number-mode: t
  line-number-mode: t
  transient-mark-mode: t

Recent input:
<menu-bar> <help-menu> <send-emacs-bug-report>

Recent messages:
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