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Re: Ediff frequently crashes emacs.

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Ediff frequently crashes emacs.
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2004 13:47:45 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

>> Notably it crashed in various libc functions (setlocale, tzset)
>> because they didn't seem to obey the malloc_hook and free_hook in a
>> consistent manner, i.e. some data would be malloc'ed via the hook, but
>> free'd without the hook--at least I saw the same piece of memory being
>> malloc'ed twice by setlocale with no call to the free hook in-between.

Can you try rebuilding with -DSYNC_INPUT ?
When using SYNC_INPUT, the malloc hooks are not needed (tho I haven't
installed the patch that compiles them out yet), so any bug related to
"calls to malloc/free that fail to go through our hooks" should disappear if
you use SYNC_INPUT.


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