Subject Re: terminated abnormally (4294967295)
Author kokok_kokok
--- In, Helen Borrie <helebor@t...>
> At 10:46 PM 18/01/2004 +0000, you wrote:
> >I am using Firebird 1.5 RC8.
> What platform (hardware, OS) is the server running on?

Hardware: Several: IBM Netvista, IBM ThinkPad, Dell, ...
OS: Windows XP Pro, Windows XP Home, Windows 2000 with corresponding
service packs
Libraries: IBOjects in client side

> >Sometimes, "C:\program files\Firebird\Firebird_1_5
> >terminated abnormally (4294967295)" error appears in firebird.log
> >file, and then the Fireberd service is terminated. Then the
> >restore it.
> You wrote:
> >My program is single task. I have test it in more than 5 PC's, and
> >always it fails.
> and
> >This error appears in a sporadic way, and I cannot find the
> So, which is correct? It always fails, or it sometimes works? If
> sometimes works and sometimes fails, where do the failures occur?
> login? when running a query? something else?

It always fails after a certain time. The fail is using easy SQL
sentences like "SELECT * FROM TABLE1 WHERE ID=243543'.
Maybe a consult works fine 20 or 30 times, I list a report, I return
and then it fails.

> >I have saw that if other programs are running, like IBOConsole, or
> >other instances of my program, also then they lost the connection,
> >in local and remote modes.
> If something crashes the server, then client programs will lose
> connection! Are you saying that other programs also crash the

No, only my program crashes the server. I am sure. I wanted say that
my program crashed the server and then other programs lost the
connection. It is normal.

> What connection path string(s) do you use in the applications? I
> *exactly* what connection path strings...

I have tested several like:

c:\program files\ramat\ramat.fdb
f:\ramat.fdb and host=localhost

f:\ramat.fdb and host=portatil

I fact, I have tested a lot of paths, units and hosts

> Do you use database aliases?


> >How can my program shutdown the Firebird server?
> No, but it can CRASH the server, as it is obviously doing. You
eliminate a
> bad UDF as the cause. Are you using an international character
set? If
> so, which one?

No, I use SET NONE

> >Is it possible (I see)?
> >
> >I thought that in remote mode, Firebird server was rock-solid and
> >application cannot shutdown the server because only messages are
> >exchanged.
> True. But on Windows anything is vulnerable to wrong
configuration and bad
> access paths.

I have tested a lot of paths

> Have you eliminated the possibility that some or all of your
clients are
> using the wrong client library?

Yes, some Firebird 1.5 installations have been done in new and clean

>Did you read the v.107 release notes
> (available from There are some highly
important issues
> documented there about client installation on the RC8 for Win32.

Yes, I read and I think that all is fine.

Thanks for your help Helen