[Openmcl-devel] My beach balls runneth over
alms at clozure.com
Tue May 19 11:51:36 PDT 2009
For those not up on the lingo (like me), SBOD = "Spinning Beachball of
Doom". i.e. it's a Mac thing.
On May 19, 2009, at 2:45 PM, Ron Garret wrote:
> I regret to report that CCL 1.3 seems to still have some pretty
> serious bugs. The UI is much improved, pretty much usable at this
> point. But as soon as I lean on it (i.e. try to run some of Alexander
> Repenning's demos) it hangs with the dreaded SBOD. Sometimes it
> hangs without my even having to lean on it, just playing around with
> Hemlock (and by "playing around" I mean just editing, not hacking the
> Hemlock code). On one occasion I ended up in the CCL Kernel
> debugger. I have not yet played around enough to see if I can find a
> reliable way to reproduce the problem. Many of the demos do work, but
> I have yet to go more than about 10 minutes at a time without a crash.
> My questions are:
> 1. Is anyone else seeing this behavior or is it just me? I can't
> imagine how Alexander was able to write this code if he was having the
> same experience I am.
> 2. If this is a known problem, what's the prognosis for getting it
> 3. Is there anything I can do when I encounter the SBOD to extract
> useful debugging information?
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