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Re: gnus makes emacs lose response

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: gnus makes emacs lose response
Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2006 17:21:17 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Here is an interesting backtrace from Leon:
>> It is hanging (C-g not working) with gnus-demon called
>> from a timer.  
>> Would someone pls. investigate this.

> If I remember correctly from previous discussions, this bug happens
> when a cable is unplugged while Gnus is running, and it's been around
> for years.

>> From the backtrace, it looks Emacs is hanging on the select call.  My
> guess is that the unplugged network cable causes select to wait
> forever, in spite of the non-NULL timeout argument passed to it.  If
> this is true, it's a bug in the select system call, and there's little
> Emacs can do to work around it.

That's the for the "hang" part.  But there's another problem which is the
"C-g not working" part, for which Emacs should be able to do something.


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