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Re: Emacs 24 crashes


From: Thorsten
Subject: Re: Emacs 24 crashes
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2012 12:04:19 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.130002 (Ma Gnus v0.2) Emacs/24.0.93 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Thorsten <address@hidden>
>> Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 23:04:54 +0200
>> 
>> I do have quite a few Emacs crashes recently, but looking into the main
>> log files of my system did not yield any related messages - where can I
>> find them?
>
> If your system log doesn't have anything appropriate, it probably
> means that Emacs aborted itself, rather than crashed.

Emacs aborting itself is especially annoying when you have a setting
with one Emacs daemon but lots of Emacs clients, i.e. when using WMs
like tmux or stumpwm to manage the Emacs windows. 

> The way to find out why is to run Emacs under a debugger.  Then, when
> Emacs aborts, the debugger will kick in, and you will be able to poke
> around for reasons.

That would be something like:

,---------------
| gdb run emacsd
`---------------

?
I must admit, I just installed gdb, have to read a bit about its use
first probably.

-- 
cheers,
Thorsten




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