[PATCH v1 1/1] emacs: Kill the stderr buffer when an async process completes

Subject: [PATCH v1 1/1] emacs: Kill the stderr buffer when an async process completes

Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2018 21:54:34 +0100

To: notmuch@notmuchmail.org


From: David Edmondson

On some platforms (e.g. macOS), it is necessary to add a real sentinel
process for the error buffer used by `notmuch-start-notmuch' rather
than a no-op sentinel.
 emacs/notmuch-lib.el | 19 +++++++++++++------
 1 file changed, 13 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/emacs/notmuch-lib.el b/emacs/notmuch-lib.el
index a7e02710..03c966b7 100644
--- a/emacs/notmuch-lib.el
+++ b/emacs/notmuch-lib.el
@@ -909,7 +909,7 @@ invoke `set-process-sentinel' directly on the returned process,
 as that will interfere with the handling of stderr and the exit
-  (let (err-file err-buffer proc
+  (let (err-file err-buffer proc err-proc
 	;; Find notmuch using Emacs' `exec-path'
 	(command (or (executable-find notmuch-command)
 		     (error "Command not found: %s" notmuch-command))))
@@ -926,11 +926,13 @@ status."
 		      :buffer buffer
 		      :command (cons command args)
 		      :connection-type 'pipe
-		      :stderr err-buffer))
+		      :stderr err-buffer)
+		err-proc (get-buffer-process err-buffer))
 	  (process-put proc 'err-buffer err-buffer)
-	  ;; Silence "Process NAME stderr finished" in stderr by adding a
-	  ;; no-op sentinel to the fake stderr process object
-	  (set-process-sentinel (get-buffer-process err-buffer) #'ignore))
+	  (process-put err-proc 'err-file err-file)
+	  (process-put err-proc 'err-buffer err-buffer)
+	  (set-process-sentinel err-proc #'notmuch-start-notmuch-error-sentinel))
       ;; On Emacs versions before 25, there is no way to capture
       ;; stdout and stderr separately for asynchronous processes, or
@@ -990,9 +992,14 @@ status."
        ;; Emacs behaves strangely if an error escapes from a sentinel,
        ;; so turn errors into messages.
        (message "%s" (error-message-string err))))
-    (when err-buffer (kill-buffer err-buffer))
     (when err-file (ignore-errors (delete-file err-file)))))
+(defun notmuch-start-notmuch-error-sentinel (proc event)
+  (let* ((err-file (process-get proc 'err-file))
+	 (err-buffer (or (process-get proc 'err-buffer)
+			 (find-file-noselect err-file))))
+    (when err-buffer (kill-buffer err-buffer))))
 ;; This variable is used only buffer local, but it needs to be
 ;; declared globally first to avoid compiler warnings.
 (defvar notmuch-show-process-crypto nil)
2.17.1 (Apple Git-112)

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