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bug#2956: 23.0.92; anything.el causes BSOD on vista64 dual-processor


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: bug#2956: 23.0.92; anything.el causes BSOD on vista64 dual-processor
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2009 18:28:32 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.92 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Andreas Schwab <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden,  Stefan Monnier <address@hidden>,  address@hidden
>> Date: Sat, 11 Apr 2009 16:39:00 +0200
>> 
>> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> 
>> > The fact (if it is a fact) that a problem manifests itself only on
>> > Vista does not necessarily mean there's no bug in Emacs, especially
>> > since the variety of different systems on which Emacs is routinely
>> > tested is so small.  Some positive evidence is required to deduce that
>> > the bug is in the underlying OS.  Do you have such an evidence?
>> 
>> An unprivileged process able to crash the OS is always a bug in the OS.
>
> Please re-read what I wrote: I also said that this doesn't necessarily
> mean there's no bug in Emacs.

Please re-read what I wrote: I also said that this is independent of
whether there is a workaround.  An unprivileged process must _never_ be
able to crash the OS.

Andreas.

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