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Re: C-g doesn't quit (while t) on Solaris 8

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: C-g doesn't quit (while t) on Solaris 8
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 23:06:55 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.92 (gnu/linux)

> In Emacs 22, the call to start_polling doesn't do anything at the dump
> stage because read_socket_hook is not set yet.  But In Emacs 23, it
> starts a timer even at the dump stage and sets the variable poll_timer
> to non-NULL, and that prevents the dumped executable from setting an
> effective poll_timer (line 2264).

> Perhaps we should suppress the call to start_polling at the dump
> stage?

It's generally preferable (tho not always possible, of course) to avoid
differences between pre-dump and post-dump execution.  So maybe a better
option is to set poll_timer back to NULL just before dumping.


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