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Re: Emacs 21.2 - Garbage collector frenzy :-)


From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: Emacs 21.2 - Garbage collector frenzy :-)
Date: 22 Apr 2002 05:38:11 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2.50

>>>>> "François" == François Pinard <address@hidden> writes:
> The problem is that, at regular intervals (maybe once every fifteen
> minutes or so, I did not precisely timed it), Emacs suddenly starts
> burning CPU solidly for about 20 seconds, not responding to commands,
> and in particular, not responding to `C-g's.  This occurs spontaneously,

A shot in the dark: do you happen to use font-lock (with jit-lock,
which is the case by default) and do you happen to have some very
large buffers (a typical case would be a large RMAIL buffer) ?


        Stefan



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