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Re: w3m freezes / 99% cpu?
>>>>> In [emacs-w3m : No.09893] Pierre Baillargeon wrote:
> I've found that "export GC_NPROCS=1" before starting w3m on Mac OS X
> 10.5.1 avoids the problem. It seems to be a bug with dual core CPU
> (and possibly multi-processors too). By looking into the call stack
> and the boehm garbage collector source, I was able to identify that
> environment variable as being a factor in how the GC works. Solved the
> problem for me.
Emacs-w3m offers a means that passes environment variables to
w3m. To do that, add a Lisp form like the following to your
(add-to-list 'w3m-command-environment '("GC_NPROCS" . "1"))
Could you try it? If it is effective, I'll add it to emacs-w3m
as one of a default value of `w3m-command-environment' for Mac.
Or is it harmful for the system which runs with some processor
even if the value of `system-type' is `macos'? If so, I'd like
to know the way to distinguish the MacOS systems. Now I roughly
plan to make a change as follows:
--- w3m.el~ 2007-12-20 07:46:08 +0000
+++ w3m.el 2008-01-09 01:02:17 +0000
@@ -330,13 +330,15 @@
(if (eq w3m-type 'w3mmee)
(cons "W3MLANG" "ja_JP.kterm"))
(if (eq system-type 'windows-nt)
- (cons "CYGWIN" "binmode tty"))))
+ (cons "CYGWIN" "binmode tty"))
+ (if (eq system-type 'macos)
+ (cons "GC_NPROCS" "1"))))
"*Alist of environment variables for subprocesses to inherit."
(cons :format "%v" :indent 4
(string :format "Name: %v\n" :size 0)
(string :format " Value: %v\n" :size 0))))