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Re: timer handlers and ^G

From: Gerd Moellmann
Subject: Re: timer handlers and ^G
Date: 25 Oct 2001 15:12:54 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.1.50

Dave Love <address@hidden> writes:

> The problem with Gnus & al being able to hang EmacsĀ¹ is due to the
> timeouts it specifies on process operations not being honoured when
> they're run from a timer.  (Normally `accept-process-output' on an
> asynchronous article fetch is the culprit, and there is a loop
> involving `select'.)
> This was reported before, but no-one could find anything wrong with
> process.c.  If I remember correctly, it is reproducible by running
> from a timer a shell command which waits for a long time without
> producing output.

Hm, I guess that means this is left as an exercise for the readers of
this list :-).  I doubt that I can find that bug during the few days

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