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Re: Fwd: Fwd: emacs-X11 memory problem after Windows update

On 12/12/2013 3:42 PM, William M. (Mike) Miller wrote:
On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 2:54 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 02:45:27PM -0500, Ken Brown wrote:
On 12/12/2013 1:25 PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 12:13:34PM -0500, Ken Brown wrote:
On 12/12/2013 11:41 AM, Achim Gratz wrote:
Ken Brown writes:
***MEMORY-ERROR***: emacs[2924]: GSlice: failed to allocate 2040 bytes
(alignment: 2048): Cannot allocate memory

I'm seeing the same thing on Win7/64 Pro, both for 64bit and 32bit
Cygwin.  Since I don't normally use the X11 Emacs, unfortunately I don't
know which update was introducing this, it used to worked OK a few weeks

And do you also use Windows Defender?

If this isn't BLODA, I'm completely stumped.

Would running under strace help?

It might.  Achim or Mike (or anyone who can reproduce this problem),
could you run "strace -o strace.out emacs-X11 -Q" and post strace.out

Btw, posting it somewhere is a good suggestion since strace output seems
to be giving spamassassin some problems lately, making it hard to send

Okay, here it is:

There's something weird going on with fonts. I'm not very good at interpreting strace output, but it looks like emacs is trying to read all the fonts on your system and running out of memory. I suggest that you delete the directories ~/.fontconfig and ~/.cache/fontconfig. Then run (as administrator) "fc-cache -fsv". See if that helps.


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