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bug#15794: Core dump after SIGTERM during GC marking


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#15794: Core dump after SIGTERM during GC marking
Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2013 21:52:25 +0200

> From: Andreas Schwab <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden
> Date: Sun, 03 Nov 2013 19:03:00 +0100
> 
> >> The signal was received during GC.  Shouldn't its handling be postponed
> >> then?
> >
> > Maybe.  But then it would be impossible to kill Emacs during a runaway
> > GC in a way that would cause Emacs to auto-save, wouldn't it?
> 
> Even auto-save is a no-no in a signal handler.

I don't see why.  Auto-save takes care to do only predictable things.
Not to mention that Emacs has been doing this for many years, and that
it's a valuable feature that it does.





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