Michael Sperber writes:
Very odd: It seems it's trying to insert the directory list into
the *Buffer List* buffer.
This sounds like the same problem I have been seeing for years:
The idea that font locking could be involved let me then to go back to
good old slow font locking and by that I manage to keep the problem
away. But it resurfaced again a few months, maybe even half a year, ago.
So I guess the bug it is lurking inside somewhere.
Could you trace the `dired-find-buffer-nocreate' function when
happens, reproduce the problem, and post the output? I.e.
M-x trace-function-backgroud RET
and then post the contents of *trace-output*?
I'll try this as well but from my experience when the problem occurs you
are smoked. Trying the operation again does not reveal that much since
the situation is different. And the dired buffer is definitely not right
so you need to look out for other errors caused by that fact. Maybe
deleting the dired buffer and retrying the operation is worth a try if
the other way doesn't work out right.
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