Updated: 1/18/2022, 5:31:44 PM
Created: 1/18/2022, 5:31:44 PM
Last Updated By: dependabot[bot]
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Enhance the reporting and recovery of errors caused by the fork() command failing.
# Previous Release Behavior
Occasionally an application doing a PERFORM or EXECUTE would use an external non-jBASE program causing us to start a new process. This invokes the fork() function on Linux and AIX. Very sporadically this would fail and an error message generated. Unfortunately the error number given was 0, meaning it is difficult to ascertain the problem. For example, when this happened, this would be the response from jBASE.
** Warning [ PERFORM_ERROR ] *** Unix error number 0 while attempting PERFORM , Line 1234 , Source MYTEST Trap from error message, error message name = PERFORM_ERROR Soruce changed to /home/greg/BP/MYTEST 0012 EXECUTE CHAR(255):"k":"/home/greg/bin/scripts/dosomething" jBASE debugger->
# Current Release Behavior
The first thing to fix is the error number. Following this change, we will get a meaningful error number to help ascertain the root cause of the problem.
Second, we log the error. So, executing the command LIST-RUNTIME-ERRORS should show the error we generate something like this
PAGE 1 17:54:25 16 JAN 2020 Date....... Time.... Error Message................. Call Stack.......... 16 JAN 2020 17:53:27 Error when trying to fork() a jsh.b:153 new process, error number 123 1 Records Listed
Thirdly, the root cause could be a momentary lack of resources. So to try to alleviate the errors, we will retry the fork() request up to 5 times before entering the debugger.
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