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Re: Crash on invalid cons_free_list

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Crash on invalid cons_free_list
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 17:07:19 +0200
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"Richard M. Stallman" <address@hidden> writes:

>     It seems that most of the crashes triggered by VM are somehow related
>     to mapcar -- and in this case a mapcar called inside mapatoms.
> The crash happens when cons encounters invalid data in the free list.
> However, the bug occurred earlier, when the data became invalid.

I find that significantly lowering gc-cons-threshold helps a lot in
triggering such errors more often and making them occur somewhat
closer to their origin.

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

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