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pkg/39027: Emergency (alloc): Warning: past 95% of memory limit

>Number:         39027
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       Emergency (alloc): Warning: past 95% of memory limit
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Jun 23 10:40:00 +0000 2008
>Originator:     Ben Wong
>Release:        NetBSD 4.0
System: NetBSD 4.0 NetBSD 4.0 (GENERIC) #0: Sat Dec 15 
22:00:07 PST 2007 
Architecture: mipsel
Machine: hpcmips

Emacs-22 repeatedly pops up a buffer named *Warnings* and prints this

        Emergency (alloc): Warning: past 95% of memory limit

I marked this pr as non-critical because Emacs is technically
usable. However, the bug is very annoying and slows down editing, so
it'd be best if we fixed this as soon as possible.

Note that a quick Google search suggests that this bug is peculiar to
NetBSD alone. I see pages mentioning it on NetBSD/cobalt,
NetBSD/alpha, and NetBSD/hpcmips. No other OS has this problem.


Install emacs from package source and run  emacs -nw. Of course,
you'll need to use one of the affected architectures, such as

The error message always appears when emacs is first started in text
mode (emacs -nw). The message will appear occasionally, every few
minutes, as Emacs is used. Presumably emacs is printing the message
every time it allocs more memory.

For reference, I installed emacs using this PKG_PATH:

No fix known, yet. 


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