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I love using Vim through Terminal.app. Everything was fine until three days ago, when Vim starts to crashing. Each crash happens when I enter a newline('\n') character in the Edit Mode, but not every newline character entered would trigger a crash. Normally this happens once or twice a day.

For the full error report, see this gist.

Process:               Terminal [23533]
Path:                  /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app/Contents/MacOS/Terminal
Identifier:            com.apple.Terminal
Version:               2.7.1 (388)
Build Info:            Terminal-388000000000000~2
Code Type:             X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process:        ??? [1]
Responsible:           Terminal [23533]
User ID:               501

Date/Time:             2017-01-19 21:54:30.872 +0800
OS Version:            Mac OS X 10.12.2 (16C67)
Report Version:        12
Anonymous UUID:        FEDD969A-EA4B-329C-0B62-F0C04462CC4D

Sleep/Wake UUID:       C240156F-812D-4924-99DD-AF87AC1F5A65

Time Awake Since Boot: 160000 seconds
Time Since Wake:       10000 seconds

System Integrity Protection: disabled

Crashed Thread:        0  Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

Exception Type:        EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
Exception Codes:       KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000000000000
Exception Note:        EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY

Termination Signal:    Segmentation fault: 11
Termination Reason:    Namespace SIGNAL, Code 0xb
Terminating Process:   exc handler [0]

VM Regions Near 0:
--> 
    __TEXT                 000000010c37b000-000000010c44b000 [  832K] r-x/rwx SM=COW  /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app/Contents/MacOS/Terminal

Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0   libsystem_platform.dylib        0x00007fffe5d2cf56 _platform_memmove$VARIANT$Haswell + 182
1   com.apple.Terminal              0x000000010c3b3c4d 0x10c37b000 + 232525
2   com.apple.Terminal              0x000000010c411bb8 0x10c37b000 + 617400
3   com.apple.UIFoundation          0x00007fffe3136b7f -[NSAttributedString(NSAttributedStringUIFoundationAdditions) doubleClickAtIndex:inRange:] + 337
4   com.apple.AppKit                0x00007fffce6c090e -[NSAttributedString(NSAttributedStringDeprecatedKitAdditions) URLAtIndex:effectiveRange:] + 607
5   com.apple.Terminal              0x000000010c41f625 0x10c37b000 + 673317
6   com.apple.Terminal              0x000000010c3eaf81 0x10c37b000 + 458625
7   com.apple.Terminal              0x000000010c3eb1e9 0x10c37b000 + 459241
8   com.apple.Terminal              0x000000010c3f1c1c 0x10c37b000 + 486428
9   com.apple.Foundation            0x00007fffd2058f7f __NSFireTimer + 83
10  com.apple.CoreFoundation        0x00007fffd05cd244 __CFRUNLOOP_IS_CALLING_OUT_TO_A_TIMER_CALLBACK_FUNCTION__ + 20
11  com.apple.CoreFoundation        0x00007fffd05ccecf __CFRunLoopDoTimer + 1071
12  com.apple.CoreFoundation        0x00007fffd05cca2a __CFRunLoopDoTimers + 298
13  com.apple.CoreFoundation        0x00007fffd05c43e1 __CFRunLoopRun + 2065
14  com.apple.CoreFoundation        0x00007fffd05c3974 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 420
15  com.apple.HIToolbox             0x00007fffcfb4facc RunCurrentEventLoopInMode + 240
16  com.apple.HIToolbox             0x00007fffcfb4f901 ReceiveNextEventCommon + 432
17  com.apple.HIToolbox             0x00007fffcfb4f736 _BlockUntilNextEventMatchingListInModeWithFilter + 71
18  com.apple.AppKit                0x00007fffce0f5ae4 _DPSNextEvent + 1120
19  com.apple.AppKit                0x00007fffce87021f -[NSApplication(NSEvent) _nextEventMatchingEventMask:untilDate:inMode:dequeue:] + 2789
20  com.apple.AppKit                0x00007fffce0ea465 -[NSApplication run] + 926
21  com.apple.AppKit                0x00007fffce0b4d80 NSApplicationMain + 1237
22  libdyld.dylib                   0x00007fffe5b1c255 start + 1

Thread 1:: com.apple.terminal.low-disk-space-handler
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib          0x00007fffe5c4be2a kevent + 10
1   com.apple.Terminal              0x000000010c37d3df 0x10c37b000 + 9183
2   com.apple.Foundation            0x00007fffd1fe8c6d __NSThread__start__ + 1243
3   libsystem_pthread.dylib         0x00007fffe5d33aab _pthread_body + 180
4   libsystem_pthread.dylib         0x00007fffe5d339f7 _pthread_start + 286
5   libsystem_pthread.dylib         0x00007fffe5d331fd thread_start + 13

Thread 2:: com.apple.terminal.sigchld-handler
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib          0x00007fffe5c4c2da read + 10
1   com.apple.Terminal              0x000000010c387e03 0x10c37b000 + 52739
2   com.apple.Foundation            0x00007fffd1fe8c6d __NSThread__start__ + 1243
3   libsystem_pthread.dylib         0x00007fffe5d33aab _pthread_body + 180
4   libsystem_pthread.dylib         0x00007fffe5d339f7 _pthread_start + 286
5   libsystem_pthread.dylib         0x00007fffe5d331fd thread_start + 13

Thread 3:: com.apple.terminal.tty-io
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib          0x00007fffe5c4af4a __select + 10
1   com.apple.Terminal              0x000000010c38961b 0x10c37b000 + 58907
2   com.apple.Foundation            0x00007fffd1fe8c6d __NSThread__start__ + 1243
3   libsystem_pthread.dylib         0x00007fffe5d33aab _pthread_body + 180
4   libsystem_pthread.dylib         0x00007fffe5d339f7 _pthread_start + 286
5   libsystem_pthread.dylib         0x00007fffe5d331fd thread_start + 13

Thread 4:: com.apple.NSEventThread
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib          0x00007fffe5c4338a mach_msg_trap + 10
1   libsystem_kernel.dylib          0x00007fffe5c427d7 mach_msg + 55
2   com.apple.CoreFoundation        0x00007fffd05c4c94 __CFRunLoopServiceMachPort + 212
3   com.apple.CoreFoundation        0x00007fffd05c4121 __CFRunLoopRun + 1361
4   com.apple.CoreFoundation        0x00007fffd05c3974 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 420
5   com.apple.AppKit                0x00007fffce242f92 _NSEventThread + 205
6   libsystem_pthread.dylib         0x00007fffe5d33aab _pthread_body + 180
7   libsystem_pthread.dylib         0x00007fffe5d339f7 _pthread_start + 286
8   libsystem_pthread.dylib         0x00007fffe5d331fd thread_start + 13

Thread 5:
0   libsystem_pthread.dylib         0x00007fffe5d331e0 start_wqthread + 0
1   ???                             0x6e69740000000000 0 + 7956017760075513856

Thread 6:
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib          0x00007fffe5c4b4e2 __workq_kernreturn + 10
1   libsystem_pthread.dylib         0x00007fffe5d33791 _pthread_wqthread + 1426
2   libsystem_pthread.dylib         0x00007fffe5d331ed start_wqthread + 13

Thread 7:
0   libsystem_pthread.dylib         0x00007fffe5d331e0 start_wqthread + 0
1   ???                             0x000000010c496000 0 + 4501102592

Thread 8:
0   libsystem_kernel.dylib          0x00007fffe5c4b4e2 __workq_kernreturn + 10
1   libsystem_pthread.dylib         0x00007fffe5d335fe _pthread_wqthread + 1023
2   libsystem_pthread.dylib         0x00007fffe5d331ed start_wqthread + 13

Thread 0 crashed with X86 Thread State (64-bit):
  rax: 0x00007fff53881f0e  rbx: 0x000060000067d440  rcx: 0x000000000000ebb5  rdx: 0x0000000000000002
  rdi: 0x00007fff53881f0e  rsi: 0x0000000000000000  rbp: 0x00007fff53881e70  rsp: 0x00007fff53881e70
   r8: 0x0000000000000000   r9: 0x00007fff53881e5c  r10: 0x00007f82dd284c30  r11: 0x00007fff53881f0e
  r12: 0x0000000000000018  r13: 0x0000000000000010  r14: 0x000000000000e22b  r15: 0x000000000003edb0
  rip: 0x00007fffe5d2cf56  rfl: 0x0000000000010246  cr2: 0x0000000000000000

Logical CPU:     0
Error Code:      0x00000004
Trap Number:     14


Binary Images:
       0x10c37b000 -        0x10c44aff7  com.apple.Terminal (2.7.1 - 388) <3C674CD2-E649-3684-883C-A3A0B01DF572> /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app/Contents/MacOS/Terminal
       0x110305000 -        0x110325fff  com.apple.CoreNLP (1.0 - 78.2) <D7A0704A-C4EB-3225-9F23-A06EC3318238> /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/CoreNLP.framework/Versions/A/CoreNLP
       0x11039d000 -        0x1103a1fff  com.apple.audio.AppleHDAHALPlugIn (278.56 - 278.56) <BB9CA0DC-D58F-39C4-91C9-79B74666DF31> 
       ......


External Modification Summary:
  Calls made by other processes targeting this process:
    task_for_pid: 29
    thread_create: 0
    thread_set_state: 0
  Calls made by this process:
    task_for_pid: 0
    thread_create: 0
    thread_set_state: 0
  Calls made by all processes on this machine:
    task_for_pid: 78111
    thread_create: 0
    thread_set_state: 0

VM Region Summary:
ReadOnly portion of Libraries: Total=263.0M resident=0K(0%) swapped_out_or_unallocated=263.0M(100%)
Writable regions: Total=167.3M written=0K(0%) resident=0K(0%) swapped_out=0K(0%) unallocated=167.3M(100%)

                                VIRTUAL   REGION 
REGION TYPE                        SIZE    COUNT (non-coalesced) 
===========                     =======  ======= 
Accelerate framework               256K        3 
Activity Tracing                   256K        2 
CG backing stores                 1172K        4 
CG image                           244K       16 
CoreAnimation                       16K        4 
CoreUI image data                  784K        9 
CoreUI image file                  288K        6 
Foundation                          20K        3 
Image IO                           204K        9 
Kernel Alloc Once                    8K        2 
MALLOC                           136.0M       53 
MALLOC guard page                   48K       10 
Memory Tag 242                      12K        2 
STACK GUARD                       56.0M       10 
Stack                             12.1M       10 
VM_ALLOCATE                        104K       16 
__DATA                            23.8M      231 
__GLSLBUILTINS                    2588K        2 
__IMAGE                            528K        2 
__LINKEDIT                       113.5M        9 
__TEXT                           149.6M      234 
__UNICODE                          556K        2 
mapped file                      160.0M       27 
shared memory                     16.4M       14 
===========                     =======  ======= 
TOTAL                            674.2M      656 

Model: MacBookAir7,2, BootROM MBA71.0166.B12, 2 processors, Intel Core i5, 1.6 GHz, 4 GB, SMC 2.27f2
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 6000, Intel HD Graphics 6000, Built-In
Memory Module: BANK 0/DIMM0, 2 GB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x483943434E4E4E384A544D4C41522D4E544D
Memory Module: BANK 1/DIMM0, 2 GB, DDR3, 1600 MHz, 0x80AD, 0x483943434E4E4E384A544D4C41522D4E544D
AirPort: spairport_wireless_card_type_airport_extreme (0x14E4, 0x117), Broadcom BCM43xx 1.0 (7.21.171.68.1a4)
Bluetooth: Version 5.0.2f4, 3 services, 17 devices, 1 incoming serial ports
Network Service: Wi-Fi, AirPort, en0
Serial ATA Device: APPLE SSD SM0128G, 121.33 GB
USB Device: USB 3.0 Bus
USB Device: Ultra
USB Device: BRCM20702 Hub
USB Device: Bluetooth USB Host Controller
Thunderbolt Bus: MacBook Air, Apple Inc., 27.2
  • For testing purposes could you install iTerm and run vim through that and see if you get the same behaviour? – Deesbek Jan 19 '17 at 16:36
  • I started experiencing this same issue (seemingly random editing of various files w/ vim, the terminal unexpectedly quits) starting about a week ago. My report profile looks similar. Restarts and trashing of the terminal's pref file (~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.Terminal.plist) didn't help. I haven't been able to identify any pattern to these segfaults and since I'm mostly in vim when in the Terminal, I wasn't even sure this is vim specific. Though so far I've only seen Terminal quit when I was actively editing in vim. – joyrexus Jan 20 '17 at 17:43
  • Not really a answer, but the homebrew version of vim might be more stable, having received more bug fixes. – Satya Mishra Jan 20 '17 at 18:05
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    Basically I didn't exactly get the update for the Terminal App, I got the Update for "Command Line Tools" which I use with Xcode. I have no idea how that update along with macOS 10.12.2 update fixed my Vim issue. I also use homebrew. But like I said, I only know it's fixed for me, don't know how (didn't have the time to investigate). – Fayaz Jan 21 '17 at 3:46
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    @Fayaz you should post that comment as an answer if that fixed the issue. I use iTerm2 so could not replicate it. – Deesbek Mar 14 '17 at 21:47
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It is failing reliably for me too. For me it only happens with vim running on a remote machine using ssh. Vim does seem to be the common factor.

According to this Google groups thread, the problem can be reproduced by putting this into a file:

/goldbaum2-7.bmv already exists; use -y to recreate 
/des_surveyBuildup_11-7.bmv already exists; use -y to recreate 
/lsst_telescope12-22.bmv 1-2660 /fe0/deslsst/telescope/comps/lsst_obj_12-22_comp4k/lsst_obj_12-22_comp4k.%04d.png 
img2bmv -f 30 -p 3 -N 6 -L 42  -t 512x360 -w 4096x2160  -w 3840x2160 -t 480x540  -o /fraid0/movies/ren400My_vars_grids_labels_11-8.bmv 1-2881 /fe0/deslsst/renaissance/comps/ren400My_vars_grids_labels_3840_11-8/ren400My_vars_grids_labels_3840_11-8.%04d.png 
Don't know how to make these movies:  -f 3 

Then editing it with vim and executing the command sequence 3jdfo. This reproduces the problem for me.

This is clearly a bug in Terminal.app's handling of an escape sequence generated by vim. Hopefully there will be a fix in the next OSX update.

Update: I have also seen the problem with command-line history editing with zsh in vi mode. Clearly a problem in Terminal.app.

Update 2: The test case no longer crashes Terminal.app after the 10.12.4 update. Solution: Update to 10.12.4.

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Using Sierra 10.12.3 and macvim installed via macports, I do not get crashes, per se, when running macvim through the Terminal.app, but it is incredibly "laggy". In particular, switching focus back and forth between the macvim window and any Terminal.app window can take up to a minute.

Someone in another thread on nabble claimed that the crashes with vim can be avoided by declaring Terminal.app to be anything other than xterm, xterm-16, or xterm-256. That might fix the crash problem but it does not help with the sluggishness I am experiencing.

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