Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 428239
Emacs crashes with "Fatal error (6)Aborted" after a while
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:34:54 EST
Description of problem:
Emacs crashes after a couple of hours with the message:
Fatal error (6)Aborted
I usually leave Emacs open when I go home from work. When I return the next
morning, I see the above message.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
$ rpm -qa | grep emacs
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Emacs and leave it open f.ex. over the night. I start Emacs via the
Emacs crashes with the message "Fatal error (6)Aborted".
Emacs should not crash.
Fedora 8 with the proprietary ATI drivers.
If emacs is aborting, it should be possible to get a core dump. Try adding
"ulimit -c unlimited" to your .bash_profile and see if you can get us a core dump.
Created attachment 291362 [details]
Core dump for Emacs crash.
Please find the core dump attached.
The crash was slightly different today:
Emacs was running in another workspace since yesterday. This morning I switched
to the workspace with Emacs in it and I could see the Emacs window for a short
moment before it crashed.
Should I install some of the debuginfo packages? I tried gdb emacs core.8588,
but there are no debug symbols there.
It stops crashing if I hide the toolbar (tool-bar-mode nil) - so that is a
workaround for me at least. From what I can see from the core dump, it crashes
when trying to read new.xpm:
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