Opened 18 months ago

Last modified 9 months ago

#64133 new defect

emacs-app-devel @20211112 crashes MacBook on macOS Monterey, version 12.0.1

Reported by: ballapete (Peter "Pete" Dyballa) Owned by:
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: ports Version: 2.7.1
Keywords: Monterey Cc: dports@…, cooljeanius (Eric Gallager)
Port: emacs-app-devel


Only a description of what was happening yesterday is available when I launched it:

  • MacBook became very hot and loud
  • system opened a window and asked me to kill some application(s)
  • saw in Terminal that emacs-app-devel had launched hundreds or thousands of processes that were writing into /var/folders/
  • MacBook became inoperable, no more memory left
  • MacBook had to be forcibly switched off and afterwards Apple file systems restored which took half an hour?

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 9 months ago by jculpon (Jamie Culpon)

Another MacPorts user from the future: I observed a similar crash on emacs (not devel/app-devel) restoring a macOS-darwin-x86 machine this morning. Full logs available at while I figure out if this is an upstream issue with GNU Emacs or an issue with this machine having KDE+GTK+xfce.

comment:2 Changed 9 months ago by cooljeanius (Eric Gallager)

Cc: cooljeanius added
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