Invalid Pointer Operation exception

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Jan Martin Pettersen 04/01/2006 08:01 am
Hello, I've encountered a strange thing with MD (only once has this happened with this version).

I had another process running which used 100% CPU for some time, 5 mins or so (MySQL local BIG database update) and then when I went back to MD (which was downloading at the same time) comes up with a Invalid Pointer Operation exception, and it seemed impossible to just restart MD and continue (I could see some traffic, but only from my computer->out, nothing the other way).

It was only the dialog, nothing visible really shut down or anything, it (and everything else) just couldn't connect anywhere before I disconnected then reconnected to the net)

Jan Martin Pettersen
Alexander 04/02/2006 03:03 pm
Jan Martin Pettersen,

Thank you for writing us.
Was there any error address information? Other details?

Sincerely,
Alexander.
| Alexander Bednyakov
| MetaProducts Corporation
Jan Martin Pettersen 04/02/2006 07:11 pm
> Was there any error address information? Other details?

I didn't notice the address.. I was quite annoyed, and just wanted it to do what it should, now..
I guess you know the mood.

I haven't seen it since (Not everyday I run such cpu intensive operations).

But in that situation I'd guess it would be something like this:

MD knows it has a connection to the net, it's downloading a file (3 threads),
probably gets a notification of new data, but doesn't/cant get the data because of the intensive operation going on.
Because of the exception it leaves the connections open, and perhaps blocking
so nothing can get to the net at all, even when I shutdown MD.
Needed to disconnect/connect to the net again to make it work again.

This probably would illustrate the situation anyway.

I will get back to you if this happens again however.
Jan M.
Alexander 04/03/2006 05:15 am
Jan Martin Pettersen,

Thank you for your feedback.
Yes, please let us know if this happens again.
We cannot reproduce this problem at our test system.

Best regards,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff
Lucas 10/22/2006 11:43 pm
> Jan Martin Pettersen,
>
> Thank you for your feedback.
> Yes, please let us know if this happens again.
> We cannot reproduce this problem at our test system.
>
> Best regards,
> Alexander Bednyakov
> MP Staff

Hello. Sorry my english. I tried download .rm files at this page:

http://espectador.com/zona.php?idZona=294&rgt=25&SID=&page=3&f=&string=

I click in one file to download all with MD and the downloads start but few seconds later the "Invalid Pointer Operation exception appears.
Alexander 10/23/2006 05:49 am
Lucas,

Thank you for writing us.
Could you please run Mass Downloader with the /L command line switch?
To do this, please go to the Windows Start button menu, Run dialog. Type:

massdown.exe /L

and click the OK button. Start this problem download. When the error message appears please do not click its OK button - search the c:\ disk for the c:\md.log file. Send it to support@metaproducts.com with a short description of the problem. Then you can click the error message's OK button and click Mass Downloader.
Thank you for your help.

Best regards,
Alexander Bednyakov
MP Staff