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bug #36785: new instance may cause trouble to already running instance

Submitted by:  Philippe Joyez <pjoyez>
Submitted on:  Thu 05 Jul 2012 09:19:21 AM UTC  
Category: NonePriority: 5 - Normal
Item Group: ErrorStatus: Fixed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Joris van der Hoeven <vdhoeven>
Originator Name: Open/Closed: Closed
Release: Release: None
Fixed Release: NoneFixed Release: 

Wed 27 Nov 2013 05:07:42 PM UTC, comment #2:

The bug has been fixed under Unix (revision 7922). The fix also works under Windows, simply by never deleting the files in the tmp directory. Consequently, a better mechanism for cleaning things up remains to be implemented.

Joris van der Hoeven <vdhoeven>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Mon 16 Jul 2012 04:45:47 PM UTC, comment #1:

it's a duplicate of this bug: 30803 which had the misleading title "texmacs trashes .TeXmacs/system/tmp on exit"

I've changed that to "texmacs trashes .TeXmacs/system/tmp on entry"

Sam Liddicott <samjam>
Project Member
Thu 05 Jul 2012 09:19:21 AM UTC, original submission:

Say you merely load a file containing graphics in a first texmacs instance, and then launch a second instance. Upon starting the new instance clears all temporary files and in particular cached images of the first instance. This causes trouble to the first instance when you scroll to images that have not yet been displayed, and sometimes crashes it if you persist to work with it. I've seen this several times.

IIRC this kind of interactions between sessions has already be reported in some form (maybe in the mailing lists) but I cannot retrieve it.

An idea: temporary files could have the pid in their name, so that we can check and only delete files of processes that have actually terminated.

Philippe Joyez <pjoyez>
Project Member


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Wed 27 Nov 2013 05:07:42 PM UTCvdhoevenStatusDuplicate=>Fixed
      Assigned toNone=>vdhoeven
    Mon 16 Jul 2012 04:45:47 PM UTCsamjamStatusNone=>Duplicate
      Dependencies-=>Depends on bugs #30803

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