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bug#24204: temacs crashes on invocation with new GLIBC 2.24


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#24204: temacs crashes on invocation with new GLIBC 2.24
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 19:46:38 +0300

> Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:30:57 -0700
> From: address@hidden
> 
> Using the new glibc, v2.24, and GCC 6.1
> 
> Any attempt to run 'temacs' fails with a segment fault. It appears that 
> the call to 'malloc' inside the 'calloc' function in Emacs' gmalloc.c 
> file starts to recurse, and eventually hits a segment fault after 
> recursing 10,000+ times. Here is the stack trace at the beginning of 
> this nested recursion hell.
> 
> I don't know why the call to malloc is turning into a call for the 
> calloc in gmalloc.c, but I think whatever is doing that is causing this 
> problem.
> 
> Any thoughts? Anything else needed?

You don't say what version of Emacs you tried to build.  I think this
is already fixed in the development sources.





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