73209Re: incorrect "still running" swap file message
- Sep 14, 2013Andrew McNabb wrote:
> Vim (vim-enhanced-7.4.0-2.fc19.x86_64 on Fedora) is currently reportingUnfortunately Linux recycles process IDs. It does not happen very often
> 'Found a swap file by the name ".linalg.py.swp"' along with
> 'process ID: 4157 (still running)'.
> However, process 4157 is not a Vim process:
> $ readlink /proc/4157/exe
> /usr/bin/pulseaudio (deleted)
> and '.linalg.py.swp' does not appear in /proc/4157/fd.
> Unfortunately, since Vim thinks that another process is using the swap
> file, it does not give a '(D)elete' option to remove the outdated swap
> file. It would be nice if either the heuristic for determining whether
> another Vim process would use information in /proc.
that Vim makes a mistake with that. The way you discovered that the
process is not Vim is not a generic solution. On top of that, it could
be Vim but another process than the one that created the swap file.
Generally, I don't think it's worth solving. Better avoid that Vim dies
and leave swap files behind.
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