Problems with w3m

Piet van Oostrum piet at
Wed Nov 21 09:14:02 PST 2007

I have run it with gdb and it reveals that it hangs in:

Program received signal SIGINT, Interrupt.
0xffff0292 in ___spin_lock () at /System/Library/Frameworks/System.framework/PrivateHeaders/i386/cpu_capabilities.h:216
216     /System/Library/Frameworks/System.framework/PrivateHeaders/i386/cpu_capabilities.h: No such file or directory.
        in /System/Library/Frameworks/System.framework/PrivateHeaders/i386/cpu_capabilities.h
(gdb) bt
#0  0xffff0292 in ___spin_lock () at /System/Library/Frameworks/System.framework/PrivateHeaders/i386/cpu_capabilities.h:216

This spin_lock is some synchronisation thing in Mac OS X I think. I have
also seen problems with it in emacs when malloc calls were done in signal

Does anybody have seen this also and have a clue about what causes this?

>port installed w3m
The following ports are currently installed:
  w3m @0.5.2_0 (active)

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