[slime-devel] How to restart the inferior kawa swank server?

Leo sdl.web at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 18:16:37 UTC 2011

On 2011-08-04 22:29 +0800, Helmut Eller wrote:
> I assume you do something like
> shell# rlwrap java7 -Xss450k -cp /opt/java/current/lib/tools.jar:/scratch/kawa -agentlib:jdwp=transport=dt_socket,server=y,suspend=n kawa.repl -s
> Listening for transport dt_socket at address: 39670
> #|kawa:1|# (require "/home/helmut/lisp/slime/contrib/swank-kawa.scm")
> #|kawa:2|# (create-swank-server 4005)

This was exactly how I started swank. But it does not run in the
background. How to stop swank and go back to the REPL?

Another issue I noticed is after leaving emacs idle for a while,
surprisingly there appear out of nowhere two pending requests to the
swank server. I can't figure out a way to restart the swank server
without restarting kawa.

My current setup is adding a 'kawa entry to 'slime-lisp-implementations
and M-- M-x slime RET kawa RET (just like suggested in swank-kawa.scm).

But if I disconnect slime-repl (using the repl shortcut ,disconnect)
from the inferior swank server, that seems to also stop the swank

So I eval in emacs

 M-: (slime-inferior-connect (get-buffer-process (current-buffer)) \
        (slime-inferior-lisp-args (get-buffer-process (current-buffer))))

to restart the swank server and have the slime-repl buffer open up
again. This now works perfectly with your patch.

One inconvenience with the Kawa swank server is it does not respond to
slime-interrupt. Is there a workaround?

Thank you very much for your informative answer.

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