I'll try your suggestion, though probably next week.  I'm trying to get something out by tomorrow now.

I'll be in touch.  thanks!


2013/2/28 David Engster <deng@randomsample.de>
Nate Schley writes:
> I've been using the latest off the bzr, updating every couple of weeks or so.
>  The issue has been around for quite a while.  In fact, I'd've sworn I'd seen
> something about it in the mailing list at some point, but I couldn't find
> anything when I searched my gmail for something on it.

Yes, I fixed such a bug last year in November. Semantic could kill
buffers if you used the GNU Global database and had your files in a
buffer with a symlinked directory in between. If you recently updated,
this cannot be it, though.

Is is very hard to debug this stuff without a backtrace. You could use
something like this:

(defun my-print-bt ()
  (let ((buf (current-buffer)))
    (with-current-buffer (get-buffer-create "*kill-history*")
      (let ((standard-output (current-buffer)))
        (insert "-------------------------------------\n"
                "Buffer to be killed: " (buffer-name buf)
                "\nBacktrace: \n")

Activate this function by doing

(add-to-list 'kill-buffer-query-functions 'my-print-bt)

and then try to reproduce your problem. As soon as you get a killed
buffer, search for its name in the buffer "*kill-history*" and post the
backtrace beneath.

Be warned that a *lot* of buffers get killed during Emacs usage, so this
*kill-history* buffer will get large pretty quick.