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possible ACEDB update problem

Richard Durbin rd at mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk
Fri Feb 23 21:42:15 EST 1996

I have had a reliable report of a crash while loading the update 4-14
announced yesterday, using the standard 4_1 software on a Sun
computer.  This has not happened with previous updates, or on other
computers of other types that we know load this update OK.  We don't
know yet if the problem is with the specific environment where it
crashed, or is more general.

This type of crash generates the message "segmentation fault" in the
Unix shell window from which you started acedb.  If there is a message
"malloc failure..." then you have run out of memory and should add
swap space using mkfile and swapon (not hard, see your system manager
or man pages for help if necessary).

We will look for a fix/workaround for the segmentation fault problem,
but it may take several days (I will be away for 4 days myself from
now).  If this crash happens to you please email Jean Thierry-Mieg
(mieg at kaa.cnrs-mop.fr) and myself (rd at sanger.ac.uk).  That way you
will be notified about the fix.

Richard Durbin

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