Subject FB 1.5.4 engine unexpectedly terminating
Author Björn Latte
in the last weeks we experienced several unexpected crashed of a FB 1.5.4 engine on a Windows 2003 Enterprise SR1 cluster.

The MS Service Manager logs:

The Firebird Server - DefaultInstance service terminated unexpectedly. It has done this 1 time(s).

On termination which in itself is not verry helpful.
The firebird log at the time of the shutdown shows plenty of messages:

AHA20 (Client) Wed Nov 21 21:19:09 2007
INET/inet_error: send errno = 10054

AHA20 (Client) Wed Nov 21 21:19:09 2007
REMOTE INTERFACE/gds__detach: Unsuccesful detach from database.
Uncommitted work may have been lost

AHA20 (Client) Wed Nov 21 21:19:09 2007
INET/inet_error: connect errno = 10061

of the 10054 there are 20, of the 10061 31 and the unsuccesful detach is single entry in the log. The amounts vary from crash to crash. Other network communication to and from the clusternode running the FB server ssems not to be interrupted at that time.
At other times there is an occasional 10054 error but nothing that stands out.

What could possibly be the source of this ?

Additionally I would like to get a DR. Watson trace on this crash should it happen again and be something that generates a dump.

What would be the performance penalty of using the pdb enabled debug version of FB to get that trace ? Is there any description on how to set the debug version ?

Best regards

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