[Spread-users] URGENT: HashAssertion failed: (msg->num_elements < MAX_SCATTER_ELEMENTS)

Luke Marsden luke-lists at hybrid-logic.co.uk
Sun Sep 4 06:56:38 EDT 2011

On Sun, 2011-09-04 at 12:12 +0200, Luke Marsden wrote:
> Hi all,
> In production we just experienced a repeated crash (approx. 10 seconds
> after starting Spread, which gets restarted automatically if it crashes)
> with SIGABRT on one server in a two node cluster with the following
> message logged to stdout:
> HashAssertion failed: (msg->num_elements < MAX_SCATTER_ELEMENTS),
> function Message_add_scat_element, file message.c, line 398.
> [snip]
> What does this message mean, and more importantly what can we can do to
> stop it happening?
> Thank you!

Looks like our application was sending too-large messages.  Sorry for
the noise.  But it would be sort-of nice if Spread didn't completely
crash (abort) in this case.

Best Regards,
Luke Marsden
CTO, Hybrid Logic Ltd.

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