emacs aborts with gslice memory error

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Tue Aug 13 14:22:00 GMT 2013

On 8/13/2013 9:41 AM, Rockefeller, Harry wrote:
> I just did an upgrade of the latest Cygwin packages this morning.
> Then from minty window I enter
> $ emacs -Q -nw
> ***MEMORY-ERROR***: [4068]: GSlice: failed to allocate 504 bytes (alignment: 512): Function not implemented

This resulted from the Glib update and has already been reported:


Until the problem is resolved, the workaround is to set 
G_SLICE=always-malloc in your environment before starting emacs-X11.  Either

   export G_SLICE=always-malloc

(perhaps in one of your bash startup files) or start emacs with

   G_SLICE=always-malloc emacs


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