emacs23 and emacs24 search display bugs on machines with multiple cpus

Bug #1454869 reported by Peter Tripp on 2015-05-13
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
emacs23 (Ubuntu)
Perowansa Paruka
emacs24 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

An Ubuntu system with multiple cpus corrupts the display while searching. This is reproducible via ssh as well as on a local terminal. I've seen this under Ubuntu 14.04.2 with emacs23 (23.4+1-4.1ubuntu1) and emacs24 (24.3+1-2ubuntu1).

Here's an askubuntu question with reproduction instructions and a screenshot:

1. emacs ~/.bash_history
2. C-s cd (incremental search for "cd")
3. keep hitting C-s (aka jump to the next search result)

This can be easily reproduced under VirtualBox, create a VirtualBox vm with two vcpus, search in emacs and terrible things happen. Reduce to one vcpu and everything's peachy keen.

Martin Trojer posted a patch to bug-gnu-emacs mailing list which fixed it for me:

This patch is attached.

Peter Tripp (notpeter) wrote :

The attachment "Fixes emacs search display bug with multiple cpus" seems to be a patch. If it isn't, please remove the "patch" flag from the attachment, remove the "patch" tag, and if you are a member of the ~ubuntu-reviewers, unsubscribe the team.

[This is an automated message performed by a Launchpad user owned by ~brian-murray, for any issues please contact him.]

tags: added: patch
Peter Tripp (notpeter) wrote :

Here's a link in the GNU.org bug tracker:

Changed in emacs24 (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Perowansa Paruka (perowansaparuka)
Changed in emacs23 (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Perowansa Paruka (perowansaparuka)
Changed in emacs24 (Ubuntu):
assignee: Perowansa Paruka (perowansaparuka) → SYEDFAYAZ MUJAWAR (syedfayaz28)
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