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Re: exceeding lisp pointer size?


From: Kai Großjohann
Subject: Re: exceeding lisp pointer size?
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 21:18:06 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3.50 (gnu/linux)

clemens fischer <address@hidden> writes:

> i got a warning from my trusty emacs-21 on freebsd:
>
>   Warning: memory in use exceeds lisp pointer size
>   Killing some buffers may delay running out of memory.
>   However, certainly by the time you receive the 95% warning,
>   you should clean up, kill this Emacs, and start a new one.
>
> this is not always reproducable, but it usually happens when
> pasting/yanking large (X-)selections (a few hundred lines).

Fascinating.  I get it after `J s' in Gnus.  More and more people get
it -- perhaps it's an Emacs issue instead of a Gnus issue?  But you
use a current Gnus, too.
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