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Re: Gnu emacs 21.2 in HP-UX 11.11

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Gnu emacs 21.2 in HP-UX 11.11
Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 07:49:22 +0200 (IST)

On 10 Nov 2002, Tapani Tarvainen wrote:

> I have a strange problem with Gnu emacs 21.2 in HP-UX 11.11.
> Specifically, whenever a buffer has shrunk so much that emacs
> automatically disables auto-save, it freezes. Nothing short of
> killing will have any effect.
> The problem is specific to 21.2, it does not occur with 21.1
> with exactly same configuration (built with identical commands
> except different --prefix). The only unusual configure option
> I use is --without-xim, and I'm using HP's ANSI C compiler.
> It doesn't depend on any local initialization files, I tested
> with -q --no-site-file. 
> It does depend on X setup, or at least the problem doesn't
> occur with -nw.
> Suggestions, anyone?

This should have been sent to gnu.emacs.bug, not here.  Please consider 
taking this thread there.

My suspicion is that this has something to do with the fact 21.2 changed 
the way buffer memory is allocated in small ways.  That caused bugs on 
some systems, those bugs are fixed for the next release.

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