[bf1942] various replies from the fat and bored

AIX Gaming webmaster at aixgaming.com
Mon Mar 22 18:21:51 EST 2004

The idea that the pipe my box is on is not fat enough doesn't apply here
since it's 100mbit full duplex out to an OC-12.  I later posted my own
solution to this, which was that if you're running a linux bfv server, if
you have a windows based BFV CC instance sending console commands to the
linux server, it'll kill the linux bfv server. Guaranteed, every single
time, without fail.  When I turned off the BFV CC windows box, the server
stayed completely stable for the last 3 days straight and keeps going.  It
didn't last more than 30 minutes before I figured this out.  So it's got
nothing to do with the available bandwidth.

> d p chang <weasel at meer.net> writes:
>> bf1942-help at icculus.org writes:
>> > From: "AIX Gaming" <webmaster at aixgaming.com>
>> > Subject: Server keeps crashing above 30 players
>> >
>> > Hey all, sorry if this is a repeat question as I haven't paid close
>> > attention lately since I didn't have a BFV server up yet.  I just got
>> a
>> > 2.8ghz with 1 gig ram redhat linux box on a fat pipe.  We're running
>> 32
>> > players/desert combat/linux on a duplicate box with no hassles.. Now
>> that
>> > I'm running the latest BFV server though, if it ever goes at or above
>> 30
>> > players for more than a few minutes, the server crashes, giving me a
>> > "Broken pipe" and then the prompt.  CPU and memory usage doesn't seem
>> to
>> > be an issue as they're not above 30% usage when it hits 30... Any
>> > ideas?
>> this means that your pipe isn't quite fat enough since someone the
>> server is trying to communicate w/ shut down abnormally. bf1942 just
>> ignores this signal, but i never really convinced myself that all of
>> the code really handled errors ok so i never really felt good about
>> doing this.
> actually while walking to get some groceries i realized the real reason
> why i didn't add this signal handling. i don't know of a way for udp
> sockets to signal this (there might be some edge case i'm missing
> here). this was before i learned of the remote console handling stuff
> (which i think is the only thing that uses streams)
> \p
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