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bug#2099: 23.0.60; `mark_object' with larger nested objects crashes Emac


From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: bug#2099: 23.0.60; `mark_object' with larger nested objects crashes Emacs
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2011 23:54:52 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.3 (gnu/linux)

Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> writes:

> I can confirm that the crash is still present in Emacs 24:
>
> address@hidden ~/src/emacs/trunk]$ gdb  --args ./src/emacs -Q --eval "(let 
> (v) (while t (setq v (cons v v))))"

This creates a deeply nested object that is doomed to overflow the stack
during garbage collecting.  There are many ways to shoot yourself in the
foot.

Andreas.

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