Bug 56060 - GNUS get lisp error when posting and crashes kernel
Summary: GNUS get lisp error when posting and crashes kernel
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.2
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-11-12 08:41 UTC by David Miller
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-06-08 07:03:03 UTC

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Description David Miller 2001-11-12 08:41:40 UTC
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Description of problem:
Posting a newsgroup, such as "pl.test"
results in a lisp error because rfc2047-encodable-p
encounters a lisp symbol instead of a list.
It probably occurs for any non-standard encoding
setting, pl.test will make GNUS happen to use

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Post test posting to "pl.test"

Actual Results:  Lisp error.  The posting actually goes out, but the posting
buffer sits there and you have to kill it off manually.
This confused my wife.

Expected Results:  The posting should have gone out without any lisp

Additional info:

If we are going to ship a different version of GNUS that that
contained in the stock emacs sources, we should at least test
simple things like posting to non-english newsgroups.

Here is the LISP backtrace btw:
Signaling: (wrong-type-argument listp iso-8859-2)
* call-interactively(message-send-and-exit)

Comment 1 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-11-12 16:40:51 UTC
It has been tested with non-English newsgroups (Norwegian ones :). Can you check
if emacs 21 (available from http://people.redhat.com/teg/emacs/) solves the problem?

Comment 2 David Miller 2001-11-13 09:53:14 UTC
This causes a complete hang of my wife's computer when
GNUS is started.  This was under X.
We rebooted cleanly, and from a plain text console I tried
again. Same thing, starting GNUS causes a full system hang.

Wouldn't it be easier just to fix the code in the 20.7 SRPM
so that the rfc2047-encodable-p elisp defun gets the correct
types?  ... Just an idea...  When I traced the code it seems
that the "newgroup regexp" --> "charset" mapping was just using
incorrect types.

System specs:
Athlon 1700+ XP
512MB ram
all kernel/glibc/etc. updates installed

Comment 3 Michael K. Johnson 2001-11-13 15:14:31 UTC
>This causes a complete hang of my wife's computer when
>GNUS is started.

That sounds like a kernel bug to me.  Or an X bug.  Not an
emacs bug...

Comment 4 Michael K. Johnson 2001-11-13 15:16:26 UTC
And if I would keep reading, I would notice that it is definitely
a kernel bug.

Comment 5 Alan Cox 2003-06-07 20:59:03 UTC
Still the case with modern kernels Dave ? and if so is it emacs running the box
out of ram?

Comment 6 David Miller 2003-06-08 07:03:03 UTC
No, turned out to be dodgy ram in my wife's Athlon.

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