[Spread-users] spread 3.16.1 daemon crash on Windows

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Wed Dec 19 13:27:14 EST 2001

I wrote:
> We're happily running (and debugging :-) our code on Unix, but on
> Windows we are experiencing problems with the spread daemon.  In
> particular, we start the daemon with the sample configuration file and
> "-n localhost" on the command line; the daemon starts up and prints
> the same set of messages as it does on Linux, which makes me feel
> we're doing things right; but at the very first client request, the
> spread daemon crashes.  The client reports an error at that point.
> The spread.exe daemon is apparently built without debugging symbols --
> starting the MSVC debugger doesn't give us much more info beyond the
> fact that it's crashing in spread. :-(
> Any idea on what to do next?  We downloaded the 3.16.1 binary
> distribution for Windows.  We're experiencing the same crash both on
> Win98se and on Win2K.  In order to debug this ourselves we would have
> to rebuild the daemon from source -- we have VC++ 6.0, but we don't
> have a project file to build the daemon.

Some more info: in fact, some of our tests run fine, so it's not "the
very first client request".  The crashing tests involve a "large"
number of recipients (12 to be precise).

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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