Android question: how to connect to swank, running on android?

Daniel KochmaƄski daniel at
Fri Sep 29 10:07:11 UTC 2017


Thanks for the report. Regarding bad news, can your confirm that this 
still happening with ecl from development branch?

Best regards,

On 24.09.2017 16:04, PR wrote:
> 2017-09-03 1:22 GMT+02:00, PR <polos.ruetz at>:
>> ...
> Hi again,
> so let's disentangle some confusion (partially created by me, sorry for that):
> I have good news (for android) and bad news (for current Slime v2.20):
> * First the good one:
> I found out that old Slime v2.19 is stable on android (even though it
> needs a tiny patch, as mentioned in an earlier mail).
> (So, what I'm currently doing in EQL5-Android is to include a patched
> Slime v2.19, just to be safe)
> * Now the bad news, _not_ related to android (and I can't be the only
> one experimenting this...):
> With current Slime v2.20, the Slime REPL will freeze occasionally,
> especially if the response from Swank takes some time to compute, e.g.
> with TAB completion. What causes the "freezing" is a segfault in ECL:
> I ran ECL through gdb, and the segfault seems related to GC (see
> attachment for the full backtrace). I was provoking the freezing with
> TAB completion (and it took me a few minutes to have it occur).
> If my subjective observations match reality, then this is caused when
> a GC is triggered during a Slime REPL command, waiting for a response
> from Swank (since these pauses are mostly very short, that coincidence
> doesn't happen very often).
> This problem definitely doesn't happen in Slime version v2.19, and
> it's not related to the new :SPAWN mode, because it happens even with
> :style NIL (the fallback communication style).
> Paul

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