[bf1942] What's happening DICE?
michael.w.zimmerman at marquette.edu
Thu Apr 22 13:49:44 EDT 2004
Do you start the server from a shell script? What exact commands are you
using to start the server? I assume you start it the same on servers that
have worked and ones that don't, but I'm just curious.
----- Original Message -----
From: <luke at techfreak.org>
To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: [bf1942] What's happening DICE?
> Thanks for the offer to provide details. The trouble with this
> apparent bug is that it seems to crop up on some servers and not
> others - even on Identical machines.
> For instance, I ran a 'test' BFV server for three days straight
> (full most of the day as well), cycling through all maps at 24
> players. Never crashed once. This was a PIV 2.8 running redhat 9.
> So, feeling pretty happy with this game and its stability, I
> duplicate this exact game code to three other boxes and turn em
> loose. Now, two of the four servers crash constantly on map change.
> They are all four EXACTLY the same hardware and Linux build.
> I thought it was bad ram or something since it seemed to make no
> sense that 50% of my servers would crash and the other would be
> stable...... so I moved one of the faulty ones to another new and
> Identical box. It crashes, too.
> After reading through the forums, it seems to me that there is some
> sort of software glitch that is beyond me to diagnose. But, my
> experience tells me that this is not the fault of the Linux build,
> or an incorrect config file. It happens on BSD, Redhat, RH
> enterprise, etc.
> > I know this isn't immediately helpful to those with crashes, but I
> > run a
> > linux server which cycles through all of the maps and have not had a
> > single
> > crash to date. I've been running the server since the game release.
> > I've
> > run the server on two different machines with no problems (besides
> > the lag).
> > If anyone would like to compare notes on configurations or system
> > setup I'd
> > be happy to try to help. Obviously if this is a bug in the software
> > there
> > is nothing that we can do, but since the server works fine on some
> > platforms
> > it may be related to something else.
> > Machine 1:
> > P4 2.4Ghz with 1GB Ram
> > Running RedHat
> > Machine 2:
> > Dual Xeon 2.4GHz with 1GB Ram
> > Running RedHat.
> > Mike
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <luke at techfreak.org>
> > To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 11:44 AM
> > Subject: Re: [bf1942] What's happening DICE?
> >> Lightcubed forums are covered with admins asking about this
> >> problem
> >> on BF1942. One recent thred dates to Mid-february:
> >> Other forums and lists indicate a much more frequent crashing on
> >> map
> >> change in BFV. The game is essentially non-funtioning for most
> >> Linux
> >> admins due to this bug. The few that run it successfully, do so
> >> with
> >> one map.
> >> Take a look at the server listing for BFV - 95% are windows
> >> servers..... I wonder why?
> >> Luke
> >> > Unfortunately not both BF1942 and BFV crash regularly on map
> >> change
> >> > here :(
> >> >
> >> > Steve / K
> >> > ----- Original Message -----
> >> > From: "Steve Getman" <steve at lightcubed.com>
> >> > To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
> >> > Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 4:54 PM
> >> > Subject: Re: [bf1942] What's happening DICE?
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >> I believe it was fixed in BF1942. At least my server has not
> >> >> crashed in
> >> >> some time. The code for BFV was branched fairly early on and
> >> >> doesn't have
> >> >> all of the fixes merged in (or at least didn't when it was
> >> >> launched.)
> >> >> Andy can speak more intelligently to this than I can...
> >> >
> >> >
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