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  • George V. Reilly
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    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 19, 2012
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      On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 8:27 AM, Phil Dobbin <phildobbin@...> wrote:
      > On 19/1/12 15:59, "Charles Campbell" <Charles.E.Campbell@...> wrote:
      >> Phil Dobbin wrote:
      >>> Hi, all.
      >>> For the first time since I seriously started using Vim about six months ago
      >>> I got this message on startup:
      >>> `Vim: Caught deadly signal ABRT Vim: Finished. Abort trap`
      >>> I'd been using it all day&  had just come back to it. This version of Vim
      >>> (7.3 Included patches: 1-244, 246-353) is on OS X&  I compiled it myself
      >>> back in December&  has worked fine. I subsequently got it back working by
      >>> removing the FuzzyFinder plugin which I had recollections of reading about
      >>> being troublesome some while ago but had since been fixed so whether this
      >>> was a lucky guess or not I'm not sure. As an aside MacVim on the same
      >>> machine worked fine when the terminal one wasn't working.
      >>> Seeing as this is first problem I've had in this respect, can anyone advise
      >>> on the best way to troubleshoot this kind of occurrence? I've Googled on it
      >>> but nothing much came up. I've also got a copy of the crash log if that's
      >>> any help to anybody.
      >> * try to get a reproducible example; preferably with  vim -u NONE  .
      >> Barring that, try to isolate to a minimal .vimrc and minimal qty of plugins.
      >> * I'm not familiar with OS-X; under linux, I'd advise compiling with -g
      >> and getting a core dump.  Find out where the crash occurred (file, line
      >> number), and values of pertinent variables
      >> * see if valgrind helps
      > Hi, Chip.
      > Thanks for the reply.
      > The relevant part of the crash log as far as I can see is:
      > `Exception Type:  EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)
      > Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000
      > Crashed Thread:  0  Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
      > Application Specific Information:
      > abort() called
      > Thread 0 Crashed:  Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
      > 0   libSystem.B.dylib                 0x00007fff891000b6 __kill + 10
      > 1   vim                               0x00000001000df604 0x100000000 +
      > 914948
      > 2   libSystem.B.dylib                 0x00007fff891121ba _sigtramp + 26
      > 3   libSystem.B.dylib                 0x00007fff891000b6 __kill + 10
      > 4   libSystem.B.dylib                 0x00007fff891a09f6 abort + 83
      > 5   libSystem.B.dylib                 0x00007fff890b8195 free + 128
      > 6   dyld                              0x00007fff5fc06d5f`
      > Going on what I could glean from that & what I read at:
      > <http://www.gnu.org/s/libc/manual/html_node/Program-Error-Signals.html>
      > is that Vim aborted before it crashed on launch. Starting Vim -u NONE it
      > functioned as normal & upon removing a couple of plugins it reverted to
      > normal.
      > Modifying `libSystem.B.dylib 0x00007fff891000b6 __kill + 10` to make it a
      > viable search term in Google/Stack Overflow turns up scores of entries of
      > crashes across several different applications on OS X Snow Leopard (which is
      > the OS this particular version of Vim of mine crashed on) so it may seem
      > reasonable to  conjecture that this problem is OS specific. The odd thing
      > however, is that the gui version MacVim functioned normally the whole time
      > with the same plugins & vimrc.
      > Cheers,
      >    Phil...

      /George V. Reilly  george@...  Twitter: @georgevreilly

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