Re: [code] [textadept] Spawn crash on OS X

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 2016 00:47:49 -0500 (EST)

Hi Robert,

On Wed, 6 Jan 2016, Robert Gieseke wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm getting lots of reports of crashes on OS X, for 8.5 and a few 8.x
> earlier versions that I've tested:
> "Application Specific Information:
> *** multi-threaded process forked ***
> crashed on child side of fork pre-exec
> [...]"
> I think it's happening everytime a spawn call returns with an error,
> e.g. just running `spawn("foo")` (but not `spawn("ls")` from the command
> entry. Everytime the syntax-check-on-save fails seems to cause this as
> well so I get lots of reports.
> Any ideas on how to further track this down?

Grab a nightly with debug symbols and try running Textadept using gdb.
When you get the crash, run 'bt'. When I have some time I can look into
this, but if you find something, please let me know.


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