Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 17893
emacs refuses to read files
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:58 EDT
emacs-20.7-14 on Alpha opened under X (Gnome desktop) exits
immediately and quietly after any of the following:
'C-x C-f /usr'
'C-x C-f ~/'
'C-x C-f <any path starting with /usr, file or directory>
'C-x C-f /' still works fine.
None of problems of that sort with emascs from 6.2 distribution for
Platformspecific - assigning to Matt.
This problem appears to be fixed in emacs-20.7-16. I was able to open files in
the /usr and ~/ dirs without any problem.
Oh, sorry - I didn't see this assigned to me. The problem was the gcc aliased
store bug, it was clobbering lisp object structure members during
initialization, pushing invalid lisp objects on the stack, then when the garbage
collector tried to collect it things went bad.
Fixed when built with the latest gcc.
*** Bug 17892 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Indeed, I substituted emacs from rawhide (emacs-20.7-15) and so far no