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bug#22814: 25.0.91; Emacs runs out of file descriptors on OS X


From: Anders Lindgren
Subject: bug#22814: 25.0.91; Emacs runs out of file descriptors on OS X
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2016 12:38:17 +0100

On Sat, Feb 27, 2016 at 11:46 AM, Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> wrote:
> Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2016 10:55:42 +0100
> From: Anders Lindgren <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden
>
>  A general support for polling in filenotify.el is not foreseen, too much
>  effort. But I believe, in the auto-revert case Emacs works already this
>  way. When file-notify-add-watch returns nil, auto-revert falls back to
>  polling (to be tested, I'll I add a test).
>
> This sounds like the right thing to do.
>
> The main question is why Emacs hangs when opening a large desktop (which is why I didn't want this bug to
> be closed), even though the file notify system has this fallback.

Can you debug this?

Not within a reasonable time frame, unfortunately.

In can put it on the NS Wishlist, and hope that someone picks up on it.

    -- Anders


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