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Re: Fix for Mac OS X Garbage Collection Crashes

From: Andrew Choi
Subject: Re: Fix for Mac OS X Garbage Collection Crashes
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 16:33:33 -0600
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Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:

>> The problem is caused by a change to src/alloc.c about a month ago that
>> causes garbage collection to crash under certain circumstances (when
>> LISP_INT values are on the gcprolist) if GC_MARK_STACK is set to
>> GC_USE_GCPROS_AS_BEFORE. The best way to fix the problem is probably to
>> fix the bug introduced. I don't want to work on that. Instead I have now
> That's interesting.  It needs definitely to be fixed.  Could you
> give us as much info about this problem as you've encountered during
> your debugging effort ?

I haven't spent much time on it.  Sorry I cannot be any more specific
than this: it crashed at line 5014 of src/alloc.c and at that time `obj'
seemed to contain a LISP_INT value.  I don't have a recipe for repeating
the error.  Sorry.

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