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Re: Emacs memory management and sluggishness

From: Joseph Mingrone
Subject: Re: Emacs memory management and sluggishness
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2019 17:30:56 -0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (berkeley-unix)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:

>> From: Joseph Mingrone <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden,  address@hidden
>> Date: Fri, 09 Aug 2019 23:28:26 -0300

>> I reverted back to a commit from May 25 and I see a bit of sluggishness
>> whenever the garbage collector does it's job, but the memory usage does
>> not explode to several GB and take down the box.

> Please state the commit to which you reverted, we have quite a few of
> them on any given date.

> Also, since you never opened a bug report, could you please show here
> the details of your build as they are collected by report-emacs-bug?
> Please do that both for the build that does and doesn't exhibit the
> memory problems.

>> If I can find some time, I will try to bisect commits to determine
>> what change introduced the problem.

> Thanks, that would help.

> There have been changes recently to GC and hash-table management,
> maybe they are responsible.  But I find it strange that we don't have
> reports about this across the board, which seems to hint that some
> local config details or specific use patterns are also needed to
> trigger the problem.

For those interested, there is now a bug report.


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