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bug#25599: 26.0.50; "Marker does not point anywhere" error signaled by p

From: Dmitry Gutov
Subject: bug#25599: 26.0.50; "Marker does not point anywhere" error signaled by primitive-undo near an overlay with an auto-removal insert-in-front-hooks value
Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2017 16:18:27 +0200
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:52.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/52.0

In diff-hl, we create overlays to paint markers on the fringe. The
overlays are set to be deleted when text inside (or very close nearby)
is modified, for better user experience. Yet it seems to clash with "undo", original bug report here: https://github.com/dgutov/diff-hl/issues/84

Here's how to reproduce the problem without diff-hl installed:

1. Replace the contents of the scratch buffer with this:

;; aaaaaaaaaaaaa
;; bbbbbbbbbbbbb

(defun overlay-modified (ov after-p _beg _end &optional length)
  (unless after-p
    (when (overlay-buffer ov)
      (delete-overlay ov))))

  (goto-char (point-min))
(let ((ov (make-overlay (line-beginning-position 2) (line-end-position 2))))
    (overlay-put ov 'insert-in-front-hooks '(overlay-modified))))

2. Evaluate both forms at the end, the one that defines
`overlay-modified' and the one that creates the overlay.

3. Select the whole first line (;; aaa...), including the newline, so
that the region ends at the beginning of the second line.

4. Press C-w, killing the region, then M-x undo.

5. See the error "Marker does not point anywhere".

The backtrace looks like this:

Debugger entered--Lisp error: (error "Marker does not point anywhere")
primitive-undo(1 ((#(";; aaaaaaaaaaaaa\n" 0 1 (fontified t face font-lock-comment-delimiter-face) 1 3 (fontified t face font-lock-comment-delimiter-face) 3 16 (fontified t face font-lock-comment-face) 16 17 (fontified t face font-lock-comment-face)) . 1) (#<marker at 1 in -scratch-> . -17) (#<marker in no buffer> . -17) (#<marker in no buffer> . -17) 18 nil undo-tree-canary))
  funcall-interactively(undo nil)

The problem is not new, I see it in 24.5 as well.

In GNU Emacs (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 3.18.9)
 of 2017-01-23 built on zappa
Repository revision: 03de82fe7ca09ab40fbcae394d4fcdfe3374496e
Windowing system distributor 'The X.Org Foundation', version 11.0.11804000
System Description:     Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS

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