It's raining stackdumps

Andy Koppe
Tue Sep 21 22:00:00 GMT 2010

On 21 September 2010 22:12, SJ Wright wrote:
> Gary wrote:
>> And empty ones at that.
>> I see this was mentioned previously but didn't see a resolution.
>> For me it is definitely happening in emacs (which since I spend most of
>> my time in it, is maybe not that surprising), and is possibly related to
>> running make via 'M-x compile'.
>> I use mintty, so it isn't related to rxvt and batch files or something.
>> It's a bit hard to track down since it doesn't happen anything like
>> every time.
> Yep. I was the one who complained my two primary shells were stackdumping
> like flaky pastry. And you're right, there doesn't seem to be much in the
> way of resolution coming from The Board.
> emacs, you say? Well, that sort of trims it down -- I did go through the
> paces of installing emacs, xemacs and a few lighter-weight support utils --
> trying at long last to get myself acclimated with a "real"
> developer's/scripter's editor or edit suite that wasn't Winz or Mac OS X --
> and it was not too long after that these stackdumps and a few problems with
> compiles started happening.
> Here I thought it might have been my bsdtar install going South. Seemed to
> make sense -- it's about as big as bash-completion, but then again, so is
> emacs.
> Until we're corrected on this score, I suppose we'll have to ass-u-me that
> emacs and the dot we're on to the right of "Sexy and 1.7" are not getting
> along as swimmingly as they could be.
> "A splendid time is guaranteed for some" (sorry JWOL -- had to do it.)

I've got no idea what you're on about, but here's a quote for you:

"The aim of a bug report is to enable the programmer to see the
program failing in front of them." (Simon Tatham, 'How to Report Bugs


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