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Re: Emacs crashes

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Emacs crashes
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2006 11:07:00 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

address@hidden (Kim F. Storm) writes:

> Nick Roberts <address@hidden> writes:
>> I've had Emacs crash/hang in three different ways in recent days.
> I can second that.  I had another crash today, so it has crashed on me
> four times in the last week.
> I suspect the recent changes to the handling (unwind etc) of x errors,
> but I have no proof, as there is no similarity to the crashes (except
> that it has now crashed twice in malloc_consolidate (libc internal)
> called from emacs_blocked_malloc called from XtVaGetValues in
> x_set_toolkit_scroll_bar_thumb.

You could revert those changes (if you like, I can send you a single
patch reverting just my changes), run Emacs for a while, and see if
the crashes still happen.

If it is really the cause, I could change the x_catch_errors so that
it doesn't use malloc; maybe that will help.

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