2010/9/8 Enrico Tröger <enrico.troeger@uvena.de>
On Wed, 8 Sep 2010 10:22:40 +1000, Lex wrote:

>On 8 September 2010 01:30, Ronan Chilvers <ronan@d3r.com> wrote:
>> On 4 September 2010 19:54, Bob Snyder <bob.snyder@cox.net> wrote:
>>> I have had Geany lock up solid a few times in Windows. This seems to
>>> happen when I am trying to adjust the size of the Message Window or
>>> the Sidebar. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be reproducible.
>>> When it happens Geany's CPU usage goes to 100% and it is completely
>>> unresponsive and will not repaint its window.
>>> I suppose this could just as likely be a problem with the GTK port
>>> to Windows as with Geany, but I wondered if it has ever been seen
>>> before. More importantly, when it happens, is there any way to
>>> recover the changes I have made since the last save?
>> I have this happen very occasionally on my Ubuntu machine. Currently
>> using 0.20 r5714 (has happened with previous versions). Geany
>> essentially freezes completely although I don't see the high CPU
>> usage. It doesn't recover. I end up having to kill it from a
>> terminal. Fire it up again and it all works fine.
>> I wonder if this points to a GTK problem rather than Geany problem?
>Possibly, or part of Geany or a plugin isn't properly reentrant.  I
>guess you can't give a definite repeatable way of causing it, but in
>general what are you doing when it happens, what plugins are you
>using, how many files, what filesystems, ie all local files or some
>remote ones?
> I guess
>> I could run in a gdb session or something to see if I can catch it?

In case you ask how to:

run Geany in gdb as usual:

gdb geany
(gdb) run

And once it freezes, change back to the gdb prompt, hit Ctrl-C and type
'backtrace'. The result should help to track this down, hopefully.

Thanks all. Will run it via gdb for a while and see how it goes.

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