Please describe exactly what actions triggered the bug
and the precise symptoms of the bug:
I run the Xfce 4 desktop environment, along with the
xfce4-clipman-plugin applet which collects clipboard entries and
allows me to chose between them from a menu.
I have x-select-enable-clipboard set to t in Emacs, so whenever I
'kill' regions of the buffer, they get sent to the clipboard.
Occasionally the clipman applet will start consuming all available
CPU. This happens when I copy certain binary characters. Seems the
clipman gets stuck in a loop trying to convert illegal an illegal UTF8
A very simple case which reproduces the bug:
I made a 1-byte file containing just character 0300 (octal),
copied that using Emacs, and clipman started printing its error
message over and over again.
I reported this bug firstly to the Xfce BTS:
but they told me it was a gtk bug, so I raised the same bug in the
and they tell me it's an Emacs bug, saying:
Well, if emacs puts binary junk into a text property it is not gtk's
Look at gtk_selection_data_get_text(): We only try to convert
utf8 if the sender claims that it is text...
So I'm raising it here too!