Subject RE: [firebird-support] C:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_2_0\bin\fbserver.exe: terminated abnormally (4294967295)
Author Edward Mendez

Since I haven’t seen any responses to your question I figure I’d submit my experience with that error.

This is probably a shot in the dark, be we had an issue with our Firebird Superserver restarting in Linux repeatedly. The cause if the issues were our UDFs.

Whenever a user tried to run a process that tried to access the bad UDFs, the server crashed. In Our case we moved to a new server and had to recompile the UDFs and it was recompiled incorrectly. The server started successfully, but crashed as soon as we tried to access the UDF.

The Firebird log didn’t record anything other than that “Abnormal Termination” message. In our Linux environment I had to use the strace command to capture additional debug info and saw that the server was trying to access a DLL which should have been compiled into the UDFs.

If this doesn’t help, maybe you’d want to run a similar tracing utility on the Database server instance. Below is a link to Stackoverflow site for strace equivalents for the windows OS.

I hope this is useful.

Ed Mendez

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Sent: Monday, June 8, 2015 6:36 PM
Subject: [firebird-support] C:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_2_0\bin\fbserver.exe: terminated abnormally (4294967295)

About 2 months ago we are having multiple clients report issues with firebird restarting overnight or during the day randomly. For some this happens about 10 time a week and others 10 a day.

We use Firebird 2.0 and 2.5 and this issue is happening on both versions, but it is only happening to about 5% of our clients.

I have verified the power settings are correct, firewalls are open and anti-virus have exceptions to firebird.
Any direction and or help will be greatly appreciated.

Log Name: Application
Source: FirebirdGuardianDefaultInstance
Date: 6/8/2015 11:40:47 AM
Event ID: 281
Task Category: None
Level: Error
Keywords: Classic
User: N/A
Computer: PC
The description for Event ID 281 from source FirebirdGuardianDefaultInstance cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:

Abnormal Termination: C:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_2_0\bin\fbserver.exe: terminated abnormally (4294967295)

Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="">
<Provider Name="FirebirdGuardianDefaultInstance" />
<EventID Qualifiers="0">281</EventID>
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2015-06-08T15:40:47.000000000Z" />
<Security />
<Data>Abnormal Termination: C:\Program Files\Firebird\Firebird_2_0\bin\fbserver.exe: terminated abnormally (4294967295)</Data>

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