[slime-devel] Aquamacs/SLIME on Intel does not finish asdf load

Helmut Eller heller at common-lisp.net
Thu Dec 18 12:00:06 UTC 2008

* jcm at sdf.lonestar.org [2008-12-17 13:59+0100] writes:

> This problem does not have an actual error message in the REPL, so it's
> starting to frustrate me a bit.
> Loading a couple of large projects from the terminal/REPL works fine, but
> doing the same operation from SLIME stops, without an error, and with an
> unresponsive REPL.  It never gives an error, or returns control to the
> prompt.  Sometimes the cpu is pegged at 98+% on the sbcl process.

This sounds like this problem:

OTOH, SBCL shouldn't consume so much CPU time if it's deadlocked.

Does the problem also occur if you set SWANK:*COMMUNICATION-STYLE*
to something other than :spawn ?
Also keep an eye on the *inferior-lisp* buffer; it might contain
some error message.


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