Bug 612787 - [abrt] crash in xemacs-21.5.29-11.fc12: kill: Process /usr/bin/xemacs-21.5-b29 was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
Summary: [abrt] crash in xemacs-21.5.29-11.fc12: kill: Process /usr/bin/xemacs-21.5-b2...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xemacs   
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Version: 12
Hardware: x86_64 Linux
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Assignee: Jerry James
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: abrt_hash:280ed2872553b9920df13b8b140...
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-07-09 02:07 UTC by Niels Mayer
Modified: 2010-12-03 13:24 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-03 13:24:20 UTC
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File: backtrace (36.93 KB, text/plain)
2010-07-09 02:08 UTC, Niels Mayer
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Description Niels Mayer 2010-07-09 02:07:58 UTC
abrt 1.1.1 detected a crash.

architecture: x86_64
Attached file: backtrace
cmdline: /usr/bin/xemacs
comment: It seems there is a memory error in emacs (IMHO) that gets triggered either through saving files, or running dired, or a combination of both. Evantually it results in the "directory alist is mangled warning" and xemacs stops performing correctly. Files save, but then get mangled and need to be "undone" ... however, sometimes when this mangling happens, the file doesn't save, and the file on the filesystem disappears. If you don't realize what's happening and explicitly save your buffer before killing emacs, you may lose the file. Which is why this should be considered a severe bug.
component: xemacs
crash_function: kill
executable: /usr/bin/xemacs-21.5-b29
global_uuid: 280ed2872553b9920df13b8b1407bf86f19d382c
package: xemacs-21.5.29-11.fc12
rating: 4
reason: Process /usr/bin/xemacs-21.5-b29 was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
release: Fedora release 12 (Constantine)

How to reproduce
1. Run emacs and run a few dired sessions
2. Edit and save a few files. eventually you get a "directory alist is mangled" warning.
3. Exit emacs and get the coredump attached with this bugreport (again suggesting a memory error).

Comment 1 Niels Mayer 2010-07-09 02:08:00 UTC
Created attachment 430523 [details]
File: backtrace

Comment 2 Jerry James 2010-08-04 18:52:27 UTC
Thanks for the report, Niels.  I need to get upstream involved as I'm not making any headway on tracking this down myself.  I apologize for the delay.

Comment 3 Niels Mayer 2010-08-04 20:35:55 UTC
I switched to emacs-23.1-22.fc12.x86_64 and bid my fond adieu and happy memories to xemacs ... it appears some progress has been made w/ Xemacs of late in Fedora, however emacs-23 is doing a better job integrating w/ gnome/kde and scalable fonts, and appears to have adopted many of xemacs' original advantages over the years.

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