Subject FireBird and IB_Connection1.Characteristics
Author Steffen Nyeland

It seems to me that FireBird has changed the way or values for the
isc_info_xxxxx vars.

We have general login manager for our in-house applications, and one thing
it does is go through the "IB_Connection1.Characteristics".

We never had a problem, until I wanted to ship my Qube 3 (Linux) with a
FireBird 0.9 CS test 4 patch 1 to Saudi, and then I had the dumb idea to
test it first - got an GPF - found the place in the code
"IB_Connection1.Characteristics". It seems that isc_info_end is never

gstat on the server gives correct results:

Checksum 12345
Generation 1308
Page size 1024
ODS version 10.0
Oldest transaction 1303
Oldest active 1304
Oldest snapshot 1304
Next transaction 1306
Bumped transaction 1
Sequence number 0
Next attachment ID 0
Implementation ID 19
Shadow count 0
Page buffers 0
Next header page 0
Database dialect 1
Creation date Mar 2, 2001 20:30:09

..the "IB_WISQL" prop-editor states ODS = 0.0 (all other fields are also 0
- pagesize etc..)

Any clue who to blame ? ;-)


BTW everything else runs fine on the server.