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bug#27571: Crashing when printing a lisp object.


From: npostavs
Subject: bug#27571: Crashing when printing a lisp object.
Date: Thu, 06 Jul 2017 22:46:40 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2.50 (gnu/linux)

retitle 27571 C stack overflow from `prin1' on deeply nested lisp object.
severity 27571 minor
tags 27571 + confirmed
quit

Keith David Bershatsky <address@hidden> writes:

> Yes, 'ulimit -S -s unlimited', does indeed fix the problem! :) :) :)
>
> Yes, my line 1350 of print.c is the opening brace for print_object.
>
> I will hunt around in `main` for ways to increase the stack size
> limit, as well as research other means to have the settings take
> effect whenever launching the GUI version of Emacs.

The proper fix would be to rewrite print_object to avoid recursion and
use an explicit stack instead.






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