[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]


From: David Kastrup
Subject: sit-for
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2006 23:06:02 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Since we have the new sit-for implementation, I have a lot of times
when Emacs just pauses in busy waiting for input.  This happens
spontaneously.  One situation where it happens frequently is when
reading news with gnus.  If I type C-g at such a time with
debug-on-quit set to t, I just get

Debugger entered--Lisp error: (quit)

in the *Backtrace* buffer.

In contrast, when Emacs is actually waiting in a non-busy wait for
input, the backtrace is

Debugger entered--Lisp error: (quit)
  signal(quit nil)

and this is what I would expect without those random lockups which
tend to last for seconds and gobble up CPU power.

This is really a nuisance.  The change to sit-for is a fundamental
change to some core mechanism of Emacs, and it is currently seemingly
breaking quite a few things, apart from causing strange effects.

It does not look like the implications of this code are obvious to

David Kastrup, Kriemhildstr. 15, 44793 Bochum

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]