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bug#22214: 25.0.50; lock up with gui dialogs and clipmon-mode

From: Joseph Mingrone
Subject: bug#22214: 25.0.50; lock up with gui dialogs and clipmon-mode
Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2015 20:45:56 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.0.50 (berkeley-unix)

Brian Burns <address@hidden> writes:

>> I think there is indeed a problem in clipmon: it calls
> x-get-selection-value
>> from a timer that runs every 2 sec. But if the call times out, and the
> value of
>> x-selection-timeout is more than 2 sec (the default is 5, I think), then
> this
>> will indeed wedge Emacs cold, for obvious reasons. In addition, the
> function
>> that waits for the timeout to expire also runs timers, which probably
>> exacerbates the problem.

> Hi, clipmon author here - this seems to be a problem on Linux as the Windows
> build ( works okay on Windows 8.1, but I read that
> `x-get-selection-value' is obsolete in Emacs 25, and was changed to
> `gui-get-primary-selection' -
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/28403647/emacs-25-yank-from-x-windows-primary-clipboard-buffer-with-keyboard
> .

> Does anyone know what might have changed in this function? If not I'll
> check git
> for any changes, and then I'll setup a Linux VM then I can test it out and
> do
> some debugging.

> Also tracking the issue here - https://github.com/bburns/clipmon/issues/3

Eli and Brian,

The value of x-selection-timeout was indeed 5000 milliseconds.  I
tried changing it to 0 and 500 milliseconds with no change.

The results of the simple test were the same on 24.5.1.  I'm working
on attaching the debugger, so hopefully more information will follow


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