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emacs is frozen

I'm running emacs 26.2 RC1 compiled with debugging features on Debian 8 Jessie 64bit. Sometimes the Emacs GUI will freeze and all the buffers will go black. I've tried hitting C-g a number of times ...
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Emacs main window unresponsive after file save and loss of focus until menu operation

I'm running emacs build "GNU Emacs 23.1.1 (x86_64-redhat-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.24.23) of 2014-11-27 on x86-010.build.bos.redhat.com" on Exceed On Demand (X windows). The following scenario ...
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How to diagnose emacs hanging and 100% cpu on startup?

How can I diagnose this issue? I've tried using strace and I see the following that seems to be stuck in a loop: recvfrom(5, "\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0"..., ...
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Tell emacsclient/server to stop whatever it's doing (from another terminal window perhaps)

I opened an .xml file inside emacsclient -nw not realizing it's large (55MB) Now I'm staring at my terminal/emacs for several minutes. It seems frozen but I know from experience it will eventually ...
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Help with debugging emacs, when opening routes.rb from rails applications

I'm using emacs for my every day tasks, I started more or less 4 years ago, and now I'm very happy with emacs. maybe I have a lot of plugins working together. This is my-ruby configuration file I ...
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What do I do when Emacs is frozen? [duplicate]

What should I do when Emacs stops responding? My current "emacs-is-frozen" protocol looks like this: Spam C-g (it sometimes works) Wait for a while. pkill -9 emacs What alternate steps could I try ...
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Interrupt ELisp interpreter from outside Emacs? [duplicate]

Sometimes Lisp hangs due to an infinite loop, making the whole of Emacs unresponsive, so it can't process any input, C-g included. So, I was hoping for there to be a way to maybe send it an emergency ...
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How to kill a buffer when it causes Emacs to stop responding? [duplicate]

I use Emacs Dired to manage files. Accidentally, I hit Enter on an image file, Emacs tries to open the image and stop response. Is there a way to kill this process? (Since I am running other ...
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Debugging a frozen Emacs

I am using mew for my e-mail. I need to use TLS with my email provider for SMTP. However, when I try to invoke that, Emacs freezes. I would like to take this opportunity to learn more about Emacs ...