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There's an actual and very good reason not to install emacs on servers. It has had a persistent bug where on terminal hangup it occasionally won't stop but will keep running and rapidly leaks memory, until the OOM killer is triggered and causes random havoc. I'm a emacs user, and so are all the technical people in our company. Doesn't matter - installing it on production servers would still be unacceptable.

As a dedicated emacs user, I would like to know more about this bug. Is there a bug report or mailing list discussion you could point me to? thanks.

Not that I know of. (I've seen it happen on Ubuntu 10.04 / Lucid, Debian 6 / Squeeze, Centos 5, RHEL 6, and with no .emacs).

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