ulimit -s 8196 worked originally it was set to 2048 (ulimit -s) should this be a bug ? and if yes, is it against emacs or something else I am not seeing this on emacs 24.3 on netbsd-5 i386. But, pointers are smaller there. The bug question is a bit tricky. Assuming a few things based on the bug reports to date. * I'd say it's a bug in emacs if emacs crashes rather than prints a message about stack size. * It's also a bug in emacs if the required stack ulimit size isn't documented. * It may be a bug that the cvs backend uses an excessive amount of stack. * It's hard to say that it's a NetBSD bug to limit stack to 2 MB, but that might be too small these days. That's 16K frames of 128 bytes each. So I would (very weakly) guess that somewhere there are excessive variable allocations on the stack. I also wonder what the default limits are on other *BSD, *Linux, *Solaris.
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