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bug#8884: closed (Re: bug#8884: wide-int crash)


From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#8884: closed (Re: bug#8884: wide-int crash)
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2011 14:00:20 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.90 (gnu/linux)

>> Think of the following scenario:
> Why did it work better, without that failure, when I killed previous GNU
> Emacs from last test and launched a new one for new test? Then the OS would
> have allocated VM in a similar manner. But I never hit that situation.

No, again the VM is irrelevant.  When a start a new Emacs process, its
address space is completely clean (and in "30MB used and 4066MB free",
even if you only have 100MB of space left in your swap space).

You really need to read up on how virtual memory and process memory works.


        Stefan





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