An application is reported as "Not Responding" by the activity monitor and "sleeping" by top. I am very reluctant to kill it because I will lose my work.

Is there anything I could do?

E.g., kill -s SIGINT - might it help? Is it safe to try?

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    This might be easier to answer if you would add the name of the application. – nohillside Nov 11 '13 at 5:53
  • @patrix: the application is gnu emacs – sds Nov 11 '13 at 13:57

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