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Re: exceeding lisp pointer size?

From: Clemens Fischer
Subject: Re: exceeding lisp pointer size?
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 14:37:55 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.1003 (Gnus v5.10.3) Emacs/21.3 (berkeley-unix)

* 2003-06-11 Kai Gro├čjohann:

> clemens fischer <> writes:
>> i got a warning from my trusty emacs-21 on freebsd:
>>   Warning: memory in use exceeds lisp pointer size
>>   Killing some buffers may delay running out of memory.
>>   However, certainly by the time you receive the 95% warning,
>>   you should clean up, kill this Emacs, and start a new one.
>> this is not always reproducable, but it usually happens when
>> pasting/yanking large (X-)selections (a few hundred lines).
> Fascinating.  I get it after `J s' in Gnus.  More and more people get
> it -- perhaps it's an Emacs issue instead of a Gnus issue?  But you
> use a current Gnus, too.

it just got even more fascinating:  if i use xsel(1), no error is
flashed and the pasting works.  but this used to happen everywhere in
emacs, not only gnus.

"GNU Emacs 21.3.1 (i386-unknown-freebsd4.8, X toolkit, Xaw3d scroll
 bars) of 2003-08-10"


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