[Bug: 21.5-b31] seg fault
don-redhat-zx at isis.cs3-inc.com
Mon Dec 12 23:14:56 EST 2011
Stephen J. Turnbull writes:
> Don Cohen writes:
> > I was having trouble with the keyboard or mouse somehow inserting
> > random junk in my input stream so was about to look at what was
> > actually being sent. I had put (recent-keys ) into *scratch* and
> > then did m-x eval-print <enter> when I got the crash.
> > I had done this earlier without incident.
> > My init also contained
> > (set-recent-keys-ring-size 10000)
turned out to be my touch pad sending scroll events too eagerly,
things are improved by turning down the sensitivity
> > I have no core file but am prepared to help further.
Evidently the further help will be in better reporting future
> No core, no help. Lisp by definition can't crash :-), so the problem
> is in the C runtime. Without a C backtrace, there's nothing we can
The problem (at least part of it) is that fedora 16 seems to come
with ulimit core = 0 - I've now fixed that for next time.
> Also, your XEmacs appears to be provided by a distro, and very likely
> the symbols have been stripped. If so, please try to find a debug
> package for XEmacs, install the exact same version as your XEmacs
> package, and use that symbol file to produce a usable backtrace.
> Without the symbols, it is almost certain that we can learn nothing.
yum install xemacs-debuginfo
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