I had reported on a C API program that periodically crashed a large Domino server. Unfortunately the program has been doing so on and off for a few months now, although the DCF has been considerably lower. I spent a couple of hours debugging this again at the insistence of the administrator (he was right in insisting, of course :-) ), and it turns out that when the program is run from the Win32 command line even many dozen times, nothing happens. When it is scheduled from the Windows Task Scheduler, then crashes are frequent. The current workaround? A .bat which sets the same environment variables as the administrator has before my executable is invoked. We tried several times, and the server is still alive. Not that I understand what the difference is, as the program doesn't need a special environment. I think it is a case of don't pull...

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DomiNotes :: 25 Oct 2007 :: e-mail


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