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Re: 23.0.60; Emacs should survive a lost X connection

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: 23.0.60; Emacs should survive a lost X connection
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2008 10:36:44 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.50 (gnu/linux)

>> No, the emacs server keeps track of the number of emacsclients that are
>> still connected, when that number is > 0 and you are doing C-x C-c it
>> will warn that emacsclients are still connected 
>> (see server-kill-emacs-query-function)
>> In the case described here, there are no emacsclients that are still
>> connected (they have died when X has died, or have been killed with
>> xkill), but the server thinks otherwise.
>> Losing connection with the X server
>> has nothing to do with emacsclient.
>> You can't assume that an emacsclient process is dead
>> just because of losing contact with an X server.
>> You can't even assume this if they are on the same machine.

> In this particular case emacsclient is dead.

Yes, but the bug has nothing to do directly with killing the Xserver
(tho maybe it's the only way to trigger it ;-).


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