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bug#5372: Calling url-retrieve-synchronously in a timer

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#5372: Calling url-retrieve-synchronously in a timer
Date: Wed, 13 Jan 2010 23:33:43 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.91 (gnu/linux)

>>>> It looks like url-retrieve-synchronously is not finished when run in a
>>>> timer.  Is that expected behaviour?
>>>> It looks like it hangs in accept-process-output.
>> Could this be a manifestation of Bug#5359, "process-send-region hangs
>> ntEmacs if region >64K"?
>> http://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=5359
> url-retrieve-synchronously should not be using a subprocess, so unlikely.

It does use a subprocess.  But it typically doesn't send much data via
process-send-region (tho it can easily receive a lot of data from such


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