Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 984900
emacs freezes during lengthy file load or autosave
Last modified: 2015-02-17 11:11:11 EST
Description of problem:
Emacs freezes and won't respond to mouse or keyboard or emacsclient. The window manager gives an "is not responding" message when asked to close the window.
The problem is triggered by typing on the keyboard fairly rapidly during a long auto-save or file load.
This is different from Bug 790545 because it doesn't happen when invoked "-nw" (no windowing system), and the toolbar buttons don't highlight on mouse hover.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(GNU Emacs 24.2.1)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. create a large text file, e.g. "od -cccccccccc /bin/bash >/tmp/testfile
2. read into emacs: "emacs -Q /tmp/testfile", then answer "y" when prompted "File is large, really open?"
3. type quickly at the keyboard while the file is loading (several keystrokes per second)
emacs finishes loading the file, displays it along with some of the typed characters, and freezes. Mouse cursor is not displayed over the main part of the emacs window.
(Sometimes the file contents is not displayed, sometimes the typed input is not displayed, sometimes the mouse cursor remains displayed as a spinning "busy" roundel. But emacs is still frozen.)
emacs should respond to keyboard and mouse activity once the large file has been loaded.
This started happening immediately on upgrading from F17 to F19 (FedUp).
I use Gnome.
> Steps to Reproduce:
> 1. create a large text file, e.g. "od -cccccccccc /bin/bash >/tmp/testfile
I meant to say "od -cccccccccc /bin/emacs >/tmp/testfile" which makes a 431 Mbyte file.
I switched from Gnome to OpenBox a few weeks ago: the problem doesn't manifest itself under OpenBox. So you need to run Gnome to reproduce it.
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