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


From: Michael Albinus
Subject: bug#22814: 25.0.91; Emacs runs out of file descriptors on OS X
Date: Sat, 27 Feb 2016 20:33:39 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> w32notify.c I cannot touch. Hopefully, somebody else takes the ball.
>
> When something like that happens in w32notify, it will return an
> error, which needs to be handled.

I meant that maybe a similar internal limit could be added, in order to
keep Emacs running normal, not being at its upper limits.

>> All of this shall go into the master, I believe. For the emacs-25 branch
>> we know what to do, described somewhere earlier in this bug's messages.
>
> How about defaulting to auto-revert-use-notify = nil when
> global-auto-revert-mode is turned on?

I don't know whether it is the majority of users, who enable
global-auto-revert-mode *and* work with hundreds of buffers. So far,
there is one report about.

And such power users are more likely to know how to disable file
notification then.

Best regards, Michael.





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