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Re: memory grab causes machine to grind to a halt


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: memory grab causes machine to grind to a halt
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2011 05:51:23 +0200

> From: Silvio Levy <address@hidden>
> Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2011 12:54:10 -0800
> 
> Problem: when that window dies, emacs remains alive and often -- days
> later -- it suddenly starts grabbing memory, causing the server to
> grind to a halt until the process is killed somehow.
> 
> Any idea what emacs may be doing?  (Note that this is always a process
> that's no longer interactive.)

When that happens next time, attach a debugger to the Emacs process,
produce a backtrace, and post to address@hidden, or even report
the backtrace as a bug with "M-x report-emacs RET" (from a fresh Emacs
session).



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