[rc5] Bug in state saving of client

dan carter daniel.carter at stonebow.otago.ac.nz
Thu Jul 17 01:15:34 EDT 1997


I  have just noticed some strange behaviour in the OS/2 client.

If i Ctrl+C it, it saves its current position and closes down, printing
a message to the screen that it is doing so.

However when i shutdown my system(and say OK to close it when prompted)
or kill it, it does not save its state.
Now this was initially the limit of my concern, that work was not being
saved, but was being wasted. However i have now noticed that it seems
to lose a block when this happens.
eg. i start it up, it says:
[07/16/97 11:06:18 GMT] Block: 2098FD:40000000 being processed
[07/16/97 11:06:18 GMT] 40 Blocks remain in file buff-in.rc5
i kill it and then start it up, it says:
[07/16/97 11:07:27 GMT] Block: 2098FD:30000000 being processed
[07/16/97 11:07:27 GMT] 39 Blocks remain in file buff-in.rc5

Based on the date/time of buff-out.rc5 i can say that the out buffer is
not being written to, so at least its not spamming blocks.
But where are these missing blocks going to?

Attached are my log and ini files. Im running v2.002 on OS/2 Warp4 with
FixPack1.

Regards
dan carter
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