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Re: M-x compile getting very slow after a while

From: Matt Armstrong
Subject: Re: M-x compile getting very slow after a while
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2001 22:24:05 -0800
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On Mon, Feb 26, 2001 at 05:32:56PM -0500, Nicolas Bock wrote:
> Hi,
> I usually compile the programs I write in emacs with the M-x compile
> command.  I noticed that when I also run gdb in another buffer that
> after some time the time it takes emacs to offer me the compile command
> after I type M-x compile is getting longer and longer. This gets so bad
> that I have to wait minutes to get the compile command. I can interrupt
> emacs with C-g but that also kills my request to get this compile
> command. Emacs is pretty much just stuck while I have to wait, but the
> cpu usage goes up to 100% during that time, so I guess that it is doing
> something. I am using emacs 20.7.1 on an intel (redhat 7.0).
> Interestingly enough, this doesn't seem to occur when I run emacs 20.4.1
> on a Sun Sparc under Solaris 8. Is this some known behavior? Is there a
> work around or some fix?
> Any help would be greatly appreciated,
>                       nick

I have no solution to this problem, but I can say "me too."  I get the
same behavior on Debian/GNU Linux with Emacs 20.7.2.  I end up having to
periodically kill my emacs because of it.


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