[hobbit] hobbitd_client core dumps

Brian Lynch brianlynch at gmail.com
Fri Aug 12 01:18:48 CEST 2005

Just launched the snapshot from 8/12/05 00:00 and the client max size is 
ringing up at 256KB. It looks like the SHAREDBUFSZ_STD is being used for the 
standard BB 'status' messages. Is that correct behavior? 

- Brian

On 8/11/05, Henrik Stoerner <henrik at hswn.dk> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 11, 2005 at 12:04:21PM -0700, Brian Lynch wrote:
> > Since my upgrade to 4.1.1, I've had a problem with the hobbitd_client
> > crashing at least 3-4 times a day. The core files are generated in
> > hobbit/server/tmp and the process is restarted. An alert is also sent 
> under
> > the test name 'hobbitd_client'. Here is the stack trace from the latest 
> core
> > file. Please note that the server name has been masked after the fact. 
> An
> > interesting side note is that it always seems to dump on the same client
> > server. Note that the client is running the new Hobbit software.
> Ouch, you've uncovered an embarassing bit of sloppy programming.
> Forgetting to verify your pointers before using them is bad for
> stability. A new snapshot will be done in an hours time, with a set of
> fixes for this.
> > Also, I recently made a change to increase the max message size
> > to 800,000 bytes.
> No problem. The current snapshots has bumped the max. size for a
> client message to 1 MB, which I think should be adequate for most
> systems.
> Henrik
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