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Re: Emacs 25.1 RC2 - sporadic display errors on Linux virtual terminal.

From: Alan Mackenzie
Subject: Re: Emacs 25.1 RC2 - sporadic display errors on Linux virtual terminal.
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2016 19:19:46 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.24 (2015-08-30)

Hello, Stefan.

On Wed, Sep 07, 2016 at 03:10:58PM -0400, Stefan Monnier wrote:
> >> > If you open a termscript file and then type, do you see the missing
> >> > characters in the termscript file, which means they were sent to the
> >> > screen?
> >> No, the termscript file contained what I typed, not what I saw on the
> >> screen.
> > So this means Emacs writes the stuff correctly to the screen, and the
> > problem happens between terminal driver (or its emulation) and the
> > glass.

> Indeed.  Alan, what Eli is saying here is that the problem is unrelated
> to Emacs itself, it's a bug in your xterm program.

Yes, thanks.  This has the advantage that we don't have to fix it, but
also the disadvantage that we can't fix it.

It's something of a relief that it's not Emacs's bug, so close to the
25.1 release.  I think I'm just going to learn to live with it - after
all, it only happens after many hours of Emacsing, and I have a
workaround in restarting Emacs.

Assuming the bug is in the Linux virtual terminal, the effort to get
useful debugging info to the maintainers would be excessive.

Alternatively, it's already been fixed, and I just need to upgrade my

>         Stefan

Alan Mackenzie (Nuremberg, Germany).

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