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pkg/39027: Emergency (alloc): Warning: past 95% of memory limit
>Synopsis: Emergency (alloc): Warning: past 95% of memory limit
>Arrival-Date: Mon Jun 23 10:40:00 +0000 2008
>Originator: Ben Wong
>Release: NetBSD 4.0
System: NetBSD quince.wongs.net 4.0 NetBSD 4.0 (GENERIC) #0: Sat Dec 15
22:00:07 PST 2007
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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