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bug#24764: 25.1.50; Another crash in automatic gc

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: bug#24764: 25.1.50; Another crash in automatic gc
Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:41:15 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

On Okt 22 2016, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:

>> I think this could be provoked by some lisp stuff I currently develop
>> that does a lot of consing, dunno (but of cause I don't funcall `crash'
>> anywhere, at least not willingly :-) ).  Crashs happen every ten minutes or
>> so, and at totally random points.
>> Here is the gdb output.  Session still open.
>> [...]
>> (gdb) bt full
>> #0  0x000000000058aae0 in unchain_marker (marker=0x88e9968) at marker.c:605
>>         tail = 0x2020200020202020 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
>>         prev = 0x2020200020202030 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
> Your marker pointers are actually full of blank (and other ASCII)
> characters.  So some code somewhere either writes past the end of some
> stack-based array or otherwise overwrites the stack.

More likely, BUF_MARKERS is already overwritten.  (The "other ASCII
character" comes from the offset of ->next).  What do the other contents
of b->text look like?  Finding the place where a member of a struct
buffer is overwritten can be done with a watchpoint.


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