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Re: Crashes of GNU Emacs 23

From: Nick Roberts
Subject: Re: Crashes of GNU Emacs 23
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2005 21:54:42 +1200

 > >> From within stable GNU Emacs 22.0.50 I get in the *gud-emacs* buffer:
 > >
 > > I don't think Jan is saying start gdb "in Emacs".
 > Now, tell me: what is a better place to do that job?!

It depends on what you want to do.  If its likely to be a long debug session,
then I would say use Emacs.  It should be easier to see what is going on.  As
you just want a stack trace, then I would just run GDB from the command line.

 > > What has happened between the X protocol error and here to cause this?
 > >
 > Picking/Selecting the tool, checking the buffers loaded from desktop 
 > session -- and choosing a menu item! Really not much action. I noticed 
 > that when the cursor was moved over the scissors symbol in the toolbar 
 > it was flashing or shaking. It made then no difference whether I've 
 > chosen the bug report entry from the text menu or from the Help menu in 
 > the toolbar, GNU Emacs 23 crashes for me.
 > I tried a 'tla update', but there is nothing new available yet ...
 > Do I have to compile with '-d -ggdb'? I found that the sources are very 
 > good and only sometimes the Elisp code isn't that too ...

Compiling with -g should be good enough.  I suggest following Jan's
instructions more carefully.  You said:

> But -- (x-synchronize t) does nothing ...

but thats because the breakpoint for x_error_quitter wasn't set:

> This GDB was configured as "powerpc-apple-darwin".
> .gdbinit:22: Error in sourced command file:

If you start with "gdb emacs" you shouldn't get an error and the breakpoint
will be set.

Send the stack trace here, as Jan says.  It won't mean anything to me as I
know little about X and even less about Emacs 23, but someone else may
understand it.


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