Problems with w3m

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Wed Nov 21 18:15:56 PST 2007

On Nov 21, 2007, at 11:14, Piet van Oostrum wrote:

> 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
> handlers.
> 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)

I don't know a thing about gdb so I'm not going to be much use here.  
It sounds like you may want to contact the developers of w3m and pose  
your questions to them. Ordinarily I'd recommend you first talk to  
the port maintainer, but w3m was no maintainer.

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