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Re: Crash on invalid cons_free_list

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Crash on invalid cons_free_list
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2005 01:02:59 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> 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.

>From my experience, quite contrary: for a half year I got no crashes
with a low value of gc-cons-threshold.  But when I increased it to
a big value (80MB) I immediately got a cons_free_list related crash.

Juri Linkov

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