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Re: SIGSEGV in garbage collection

From: Reiner Steib
Subject: Re: SIGSEGV in garbage collection
Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2003 19:28:36 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.090016 (Oort Gnus v0.16) Emacs/21.2.95 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

On Fri, Feb 21 2003, Richard Stallman wrote:

>     > The first question is, what's going on in those frames?
>     > Can you find the invalid data and see what is invalid about it?
>     I have no idea how to find the invalid data.
> First you look at the source code in those functions, and see what
> data is being accessed.  Then you look at the values and see if they
> are correct.  That's how you debug.
> This entails looking at the text that defines the data structure and
> understanding what it should look like if it is consistent.  Then
> examining the real data and seeing what's inconsistent in it.

During the week-end the gdb session has been killed by idled[1].  So
I'm unable to provide more information apart from what I already wrote
in my previous mail [2].

Bye, Reiner.

[1] idle demon; next time I'll use screen to avoid this.

[2] http://mail.gnu.org/archive/html/emacs-pretest-bug/2003-02/msg00142.html
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