[slime-devel] Re: a different sbcl/slime problem (using recent versions)

Zach Beane xach at xach.com
Fri Dec 16 21:46:01 UTC 2005

rif <rif at MIT.EDU> writes:

> Hi.
> I've downloaded sbcl 0.9.7 and the CVS version of slime (on 15
> December 2005), and I can't seem to get it to work.  It looks like
> everything's compiling OK, and then eventually, I get a message (in
> the *inferior lisp* buffer) like
> * ;; Swank started at port: 33165.
> * 
> and about 2/3 second later, I get
> Process inferior-lisp hangup
> and at the bottom, the messsage
> "Lisp connection closed unexpectedly: exited abnormally with code 256."
> Any thoughts on what could be causing this?  (I got the exact same
> error with the debian testing versions of sbcl and slime, so I tried
> installing the newest (I removed and dpkg --purge'd the debian
> packages) versions, but that didn't help.

In the past, this has been caused by a specific Linux kernel
interaction. New kernels don't exhibit the problem. A temporary fix is
to run sbcl as "nohup sbcl".


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