Emacs-w32... Still Crashing

Yaakov Selkowitz yselkowitz@cygwin.com
Tue Jul 8 16:36:00 GMT 2014


On 2014-07-08 10:02, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 08, 2014 at 09:55:55AM -0400, Ken Brown wrote:
>> Grasping at straws, as usual, I wonder if these mysterious crashes could
>> be related to a bug that Corinna just fixed:
>>
>>    https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-cvs/2014-q3/msg00004.html
>>
>> Corinna, is this plausible?  If so, maybe Gustav should try the next
>> snapshot of the Cygwin DLL.  (The current one doesn't seem to have this
>> fix in it.)
>
> Actually, I was scratching my head over that change and wondering
> what it was supposed to solve.

We believe that this was the cause of e.g. mandb aborting on x86_64 
without manually enlarging the stack commit size:

https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2014-07/msg00046.html

Perhaps those seeing emacs crashes could try `peflags -X0x20000 
/usr/bin/emacs*.exe' and see if that helps?  If so, that would confirm 
the need for this patch.


Yaakov


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