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bug#17392: 24.3.90; cursor blinks faster and faster


From: Lennart Borgman
Subject: bug#17392: 24.3.90; cursor blinks faster and faster
Date: Thu, 15 May 2014 21:11:08 +0200


On May 15, 2014 7:04 PM, "Eli Zaretskii" <address@hidden> wrote:
>
> > From: Lennart Borgman <address@hidden>
> > Date: Thu, 15 May 2014 05:31:46 +0200
> > Cc: Michael Heerdegen <address@hidden>, address@hidden
> >
> > On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 4:40 AM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> I said I have seen the problem with
> > >> the number of timers building up for blinking cursors, but it was some
> > >> years ago.
> > >
> > > That cannot be the same problem we see now, because the code that
> > > produces a blinking cursor, and in particular its timer functions, was
> > > thoroughly rewritten during the last year.  The idle timer that seems
> > > to be the source of the problem now did not exist back then.
> > >
> > > So you are talking about a totally unrelated issue.
> >
> > Yes, if it is a logical problem.
>
> As I said, the code was thoroughly rewritten, so the logic has changed
> as well.

So you are suggesting the code now avoids race conditions?

I would be surprised since I guess it might be impossible without checking system calls.


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