OOM killer hits emacs on thread with 439 messages

Gregor Zattler telegraph at gmx.net
Sat Apr 1 12:12:45 PDT 2017

Hi David,

actually, this was a false alarm:  I didn't re-test before posting:
Actually it works with emacs -Q and with my full configuration.

Sorry for the noise, Gregor

* David Bremner <david at tethera.net> [2017-04-01; 15:52]:
> Gregor Zattler <telegraph at gmx.net> writes:
>> Hi, this thread from emacs-devel:
>>  Yest. 10:40 [4/309] Eli Zaretskii, Ken Raeburn, npostavs at users.sourceforge.net, Paul Eggert, Stefan Monnier, Andreas Schwab, Richard Stallman, Lars Ingebrigtsen, Daniel Colascione, Philipp Stephani, Lars Brinkhoff, Perry E. Metzger, Noam Postavsky, Fabrice Popineau, Jérémie Courrèges-Anglas, Simon Leinen, Alp Aker, Ken Brown, Phil Sainty, Yuri Khan, Clément Pit--Claudel, Robert Pluim, Phillip Lord, Alan Mackenzie           Skipping unexec via a big .elc file (attachment inbox signed unread)
>> brought notmuch-emacs to a grinding halt on a system which 
>> otherwise was used far below memory capapilities (8G RAM, 4.5GB
>> swap, AMD64, emacs compiled from source with 64 bit), later the
>> OMM killer got it.
> No, that's definitely a bug. Hard to say if it's a bug in emacs or in
> notmuch-emacs. Can you make an mbox out of the thread (e.g. with notmuch
> show --format=mbox thread:whatever) and either put it somewhere or mail
> it to me (if it's below 2M). I'd do it myself but it lokos like I'd need
> to download at least 4 months of archives.
> It's always good to specify what version of emacs and what version of
> notmuch you encounter problems with.
> d

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