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"strace emacs" reveals emacs always active

From: Dan Jacobson
Subject: "strace emacs" reveals emacs always active
Date: Wed, 05 Jul 2006 03:36:02 +0800

$ strace emacs
$ strace vi
one finds emacs never sleeps. Lots of gettimeofday calls.
And I thought all it needed to do was keep count of auto-save-interval
events.  Yes, emacs isn't making a blip on my CPU meter, but still I
bet it is doing something that miserly me probably doesn't need it to do.

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