more crashes with Rev 3.5 and above?
revdev at pdslabs.net
Wed Jul 7 19:58:52 EDT 2010
I'm trying to understand the experience one client is having. We moved
his Mac-only standalone app from the 3.0 engine to 3.5, then a couple of
weeks later to 4.0. Since moving beyond 3.0, his customers seem to be
experiencing a lot more "app unexpectedly quit" crashes. Is it just my
perception, or is that your experience too?
If you have the same increase in crashes, have you found any particular
commands or command sequences that either increase or decrease the crash
frequency? Or has your crash rate remained unchanged since 3.0?
When the problem happens, it's normally during a file read. Like this:
-------- from crash log ----------
Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
Thread 0 Crashed: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0 libSystem.B.dylib 0xffff0916 __memcpy + 374
1 libSystem.B.dylib 0x9848de4f fread + 132
2 ...ss.app.rev 0x001405df MCS_read(void*, unsigned int, unsigned
int&, IO_header*) + 111
3 ...ss.app.rev 0x001bab88 MCVariableArray::loadkeys(IO_header*, bool)
4 ...ss.app.rev 0x00112eb8 MCObject::load(IO_header*, char const*) + 1880
5 ...ss.app.rev 0x001a15e0 MCStack::load(IO_header*, char const*,
unsigned char) + 64
6 ...ss.app.rev 0x00072a0c MCDispatch::readfile(char const*, char
const*, IO_header*&, MCStack*&, bool) + 1260
7 ...ss.app.rev 0x00072ed9 MCDispatch::loadfile(char const*,
MCStack*&) + 585
8 ...ss.app.rev 0x00073247 MCDispatch::findstackname(MCString const&)
9 ...ss.app.rev 0x00029677 MCChunk::getobj(MCExecPoint&, MCObject*&,
unsigned int&, unsigned char) + 2103
-------- end of crash log ----------
But the same files are most often read without a problem. This makes me
think there's something environmental going on, but that's a guess.
Thanks for any responses.
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