[bf1942] +overlayPath not working and other issues?

Peter Chang peter.chang at dicecanada.com
Sun Mar 14 07:55:41 EST 2004

> From: Steven Hartland [mailto:killing at multiplay.co.uk]
> Subject: [bf1942] +overlayPath not working and other issues?
> Doesn't seem like the overlayPath is working in the current version
> of the linux server ( bfv_linded-v1.0-20040312.2254 )
> Starting with +overlayPath ends in random settings.

possibly i don't understand what the overlay path is for, but i thought that
the config information had to be there already. if there isn't stuff there
it should fall back and use the settings from the mod path. your traces show
the failure mode of lacking existing config info.

is this not the case?

> without using +overlayPath I get:
> linux_access("mods/BFVIETNAM/Settings/ServerSettings.con",0) 
> ERR#2 'No such file or directory'
> linux_access("./mods/bfvietnam/settings/ServerSettings.con",0)
>  ERR#2 'No such file or directory'
> linux_access("./mods/bfvietnam/settings/serversettings.con",0)
>  = 0 (0x0)
> linux_open("./mods/bfvietnam/settings/serversettings.con",0x0,
> 0600) = 28 (0x1c)

<sigh> another internal bit i meant to gank. it was useful when testing
directly off of files i pulled off of the windows file server. the failed
accesses (and stats are fine)

> Also noted that is using the old map format. Are we expecting 
> a version thats
> synced with 1.6? I ask as this has vital fixes for the win32 
> servers to support
> multiple servers and remove the GFX dependencies.

huh? i don't think that the two points are related. the windows server
should look exactly the same as the linux server (i used andreas's status

anyway, since i can't sleep ive done most of the 1.6 maplist format stuff,
but have a question about using it. are there new commands? someone on this
list keeps saying mapcycle, but greps didn't show anything interesting.

> Finally whats BFVIETNAM.pid? There seems to be only one and 
> this would cause
> issues in a multi server env unless this was also stored 
> under +overlayPath

i don't know what this is for. the windows client does it so i just do it
too. i guess sticking this in the overlay path is the right thing? someone
mentioned using scripts/tools for monitoring (it sure as hell doesn't check
for multiple instances)

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