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Re: Need help debugging Emacs: emacsclient will not draw its contents so

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Need help debugging Emacs: emacsclient will not draw its contents sometimes
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2015 09:45:42 +0300

> Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2015 17:51:45 -0700
> From: Jon Dufresne <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
> > I guess the question is now what does Mercurial do, exactly, to invoke
> > emacsclient.  Can you look at the command line Mercurial passes to it,
> > for example?  Perhaps also log the communications between emacsclient
> > and the server on the Emacs side, and see what is passed there.
> >
> > The screenshot you posted seems like the frame was never created
> > completely, so Emacs doesn't think it should be displaying any text
> > yet.  I wonder why that happens.
> >
> >> If I execute the "emacsclient -c" from a separate terminal (as
> >> mentioned above), then retry the mercurial command, the next frame
> >> displays correctly as expected. It seems this sequence somehow gets
> >> around the issue.
> >
> > We need to figure out what kind of "issue" this works around.
> I'm at a loss on how to continue diagnosing this issue. I continue to
> hit the problem, even with the newer Emacs. Luckily less frequently
> than before and it is now easier to resume normal usage, but enough
> that it interrupts my flow. Any thoughts on how to possibly gather
> more useful information?

I proposed above to look for 2 pieces of information that could
potentially help us.  If you can show them, I think it would be good
progress.  If you need help with them (i.e. don't know how to get the
information), please tell.

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