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Re: emacs 28.1 causes infinite spawns of emacs processes

From: Dov Grobgeld
Subject: Re: emacs 28.1 causes infinite spawns of emacs processes
Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2022 07:58:34 +0300

Update: After removing emacs-ess, the problem disappeared. I can live
without R, so this is really sufficient for me.

On Fri, Aug 5, 2022 at 7:46 AM Dov Grobgeld <dov.grobgeld@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm using Fedora 36 and I just updated emacs through the package
> manager and was updated to emacs 28.1. Trying to run the new emacs
> causes an infinite loop of emacs processes to be spawned and this goes
> on until I either kill them with "killall -9 emacs" or X11 crashes due
> to the system running out of resources.
> This does not happen if I do "emacs -q --no-site-file" but does happen
> if I do "emacs -q".
> The emacs window is still responsive when this happens. The last
> message shown is: "Loading
> /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/site-start.d/ess-init.el". I can do a C-g
> and the last lines of the *Messages* buffer then shows:
> Loading /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/site-start.d/ess-init.el (source)...
> Waiting for process to die...done
> Quit: (lambda (arg0 &optional arg1) (let ((f #'delete-char)) (funcall
> f arg0 arg1))), nil
> emacs appears responsive after C-g at this stage, but the emacs
> processes keep accumulating in the background and I'm left with no
> choice but to do a killall.
> I'm running under xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.20.14 and with the fvwm window 
> manager.
> Meanwhile I'm downgrading to emacs 27, but needless to say I'd be
> happy to help resolving this.
> Thanks in advance!

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