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bug#14569: 24.3.50; bootstrap fails on Cygwin


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#14569: 24.3.50; bootstrap fails on Cygwin
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2013 13:42:37 +0300

> From: Jan Djärv <address@hidden>
> Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2013 11:54:16 +0200
> Cc: Ken Brown <address@hidden>,
>  address@hidden
> 
> > What are the difficulties of catching this when Emacs is run under
> > GDB?
> 
> Its not difficult, but takes some time.  The error happens when make compiles 
> one lisp file at the time with emacs.  It appears to be random so it does not 
> crash in the same lisp-file.  Thus, you have to start emacs from gdb, and 
> repet run, quit in gdb for each lisp file until it crashes.  Running in gdb 
> is slow with cygwin, and running in gdb makes the bug appear less often.
> 
> The make rule is in lisp/Makefile, compile-onefile.

Would it make things easier if compile-onefile is modified to invoke
Emacs under GDB to begin with, using the --args switch to GDB?





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